Real Madrid hold minute’s silence for Kobe Bryant in training after NBA legend’s death


REAL MADRID held a minute’s silence for Kobe Bryant in training after the NBA legend’s shock death.

Bryant, 41, and 13-year-old daughter Gigi were just two of the nine people killed in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday.

Real Madrid paid their respects to Kobe Bryant with a minute’s silence before training
Bryant and daughter Gigi died in a helicopter crash on Sunday
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Nick Kyrgios is another sports star to honour Kobe today
Fans have been paying tribute to Bryant ever since his shock passing

Ever since the horror news, tributes have been pouring in from the world of sport and beyond.

And Real Madrid are just the latest team to pay tribute, as they observed a minute’s silence at training on Monday morning.

Los Blancos stars huddled in a circle, bowed their heads and paid their respects to a fallen legend.

After the news of Bryant‘s death broke on Sunday night, fans, former team-mates and fellow sporting stars have paid tribute to “the Black Mamba”.

The NBA were the first to do so, having been forced to play through the emotional pain just hours after his death.

LeBron James found out about Bryant’s passing after landing at Los Angeles airport and was seen in tears on the runway.

Basketball stars across the USA scribbled tributes to Kobe on their sneakers for Sunday night’s action.

Golf legend Tiger Woods revealed he was “incredibly sad” at the news, while Nick Kyrgios warmed up for his Australian Open clash with Rafa Nadal in a Bryant jersey.

NBA stars paid tribute to Kobe Bryant with messages on their sneakers
Snoop Dogg wore the Lakers’ purple and gold in tribute
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The ferris wheel on Santa Monica Pier turned gold and purple on Sunday – with Bryant’s No24 lit up in the centre
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Mourners flocked to the Staples Center – Bryant’s home for two decades – on Sunday evening to lay flowers and letters.

The arena was hosting the Grammys, with Alicia Keys leading the tributes from inside with her own song for the legend.

Elsewhere, the ferris wheel on Santa Monica Pier, California turned purple and gold for the night – with Bryant’s No24 lit up in the heart of it.


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