- The death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter shocked the world over the weekend
- NBA teams honoured the late retired basketball player by purposely committing on-court violations
- The NFL also paid tribute to Bryant and videos of the gestures went viral online
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On Sunday, Briefly.co.za reported Kobe Bryant and his daughter were killed in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles.
The news sent shockwaves around the world and South Africans took to social media to share their condolences to Bryant's family.
With the wounds still fresh, American sport stars have paid moving tribute to the 41-year-old.
According to Huffpost, NBA teams intentionally committed on-court violations to honour the five-time NBA champion.
Some teams allowed the 24-second shot clock to run out while others committed 8-second violations. Bryant wore numbers eight and 24 jerseys during his legendary career.
Take a look the tributes below:
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NBA players were not the only ones who paid tribute to Bryant. NFL football stars Za’Darius Smith and Davante Adams of the Green Bay Packers both showed their respects for Bryant on the field.
Adams and Smith's tributes took place during the NFL Pro Bowl on Sunday.
A clip was shared on Twitter and it was captioned:
"Za'Darius Smith just gathered up his teammates to put on a post-sack Kobe tribute."
Another clip shows Adams signing "24" after scoring a touchdown for his team.
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