Sports world, fans pay tribute to Kobe Bryant on social media

ESPN's Marc Spears joined Tim and Sid to reflect on Kobe Bryant's legacy one year after his death and remember his fondest memories of the late NBA legend.

On this day a year ago, the world tragically lost Kobe Bryant — a future Hall of Fame NBA player and, more viscerally, a worldwide icon — as well as his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others when the helicopter they were in crashed in Calabasas, California just outside of Los Angeles.

The deaths sent intense shockwaves throughout the sports world, and a collective mourning began for lives taken far too soon.

Bryant was an 18-time all-star who won five NBA championships and spent the entirely of his 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Here are some of the tributes to the Lakers legend that have surfaced on social media this Tuesday, a year later.

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