Late Kobe Bryant

Not only were the basketball communities distressed over basketball icon Kobe Bryant and his daughter’s demise but some football stars were also shocked to hear the news.

Barcelona’s Messi, Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo and English former professional footballer David Beckham sent out emotional tributes to Bryant’s family.

They described him as a basketball gem and family man who would forever remain in the book of history.

Check out their posts below:

I have no words … All my love for Kobe’s family and friends. It was a pleasure to meet you and share good times together. We were a genius like few others.