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Kobe Bryant death: Soccer superstars Messi, Ronaldo and Ramos pay tribute to ‘genius’ NBA legend

Kobe Bryant death: Soccer superstars Messi, Ronaldo and Ramos pay tribute to 'genius' NBA legend

Bryant, 41, and his 13-year-old daughter were among the nine victims in a helicopter crash

NBA legend Kobe Bryant died on Sunday morning in a helicopter crash at 41. The former Los Angeles Lakers superstar and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were among nine people killed in the crash. The tragic news had a worldwide impact, and soccer superstars were among those who paid tribute to Bryant.

On Sunday, Neymar honored Bryant by flashing the number 24 with his fingers after scoring a goal. More global soccer stars have since memorialized Bryant. Real Madrid held a moment of silence on Monday for Bryant before the team's training session. The session also saw captain Sergio Ramos sport Bryant's team USA jersey.

Take a look:

A minute's silence in memory of Kobe Bryant before our training session. #RealMadrid pic.twitter.com/0mJkmOZqVO

— Real Madrid C.F.

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