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The 49ers’ Tributes To Kobe Bryant Are Incredibly Moving

By Ashlyn Davis

49ers' Tribute To Kobe Bryant

The passing of the Oscar-winning basketball legend has made the whole world stop.

Kobe Bryant, 41, died in a helicopter crash on Sunday, along with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna. The sad news has left the world stunned. In response to the loss, there has been a flood of tributes from fans, mentees, and friends around the globe. We’re talking over 3.4 million mentions in just the last day for “Rip Kobe”.

Here are some of the heart-felt messages from the 49ers, who have just landed in Miami ahead of the Super Bowl game on Saturday.

Kobe was particularly influential in Richard Sherman’s life, especially during his recovery from an Achilles injury. Sherman refers to him as an “essential” part of his return to the field.

 

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Beyond being an inspiration on the courts, or even in animation studios, Kobe was an inspiring father as Jordan Matthews’ and Emmanuel Sanders’ messages expressed.

In addition to stadiums around the globe lighting up in purple, there are likely to be further tributes at the Hard Rock Stadium in the lead up to the Super Bowl on Saturday.

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