Barack Obama pays tribute to Kobe Bryant

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The sudden passing of NBA legend Kobe Bryant rocked everyone on Sunday. As tributes came in from across the globe, former President Barack Obama mourned the loss of the basketball legend.

The former president, a hardcore NBA fan, offered his condolences and love to Bryant’s family and highlighted the impact Bryant had both on and off the court.

Bryant, who died at the age of 41, was a star on the court across 20 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers. While he made countless memories for basketball fans and brought joy to millions, he was set to make a far more significant impact with his post-basketball career.

Sports fans across the globe are hurting right now. As reactions and emotional messages continue to pour in from across the NBA and the NFL, it is clear just how much he meant to so many across the world.

We offer our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of those who lost their lives today.