Jamie Foxx shares Kobe Bryant clip as tributes continue to pour in for NBA star
Tributes have continued to pour in for retired basketball player Kobe Bryant after his death in a helicopter crash, with Jamie Foxx and Snoop Dogg writing messages for him.
Five-time NBA champion Bryant, 41, died alongside his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others in the crash in Southern California on Sunday morning.
Widely considered one of the best basketball players ever and one of the highest profile sporting figures in the US, Bryant’s death was mourned around the world.
Just a few days ago you opened up your heart and bought out theatres for the inner city. We got a chance to chop it up. My heart breaks looking back at this. #mambalove RIP #24
A post shared by Jamie Foxx (@iamjamiefoxx) on Jan 27, 2020 at 1:16am PST
Actor Jamie Foxx also shared a tribute to Bryant on Instagram by tweeting a short video of the two men having a conversation.
“My heart breaks looking back at this,” Foxx wrote alongside the footage.
Snoop Dogg also posted a video on Instagram of him looking at old basketball photos with Bryant.
The rapper shared a message saying “I loved this man I’m so glad he knew”.
Love is love how much I loved this man I’m so glad he knew 🌹😰💯🔥. K. B. G. G. 🙏🏾💖
A post shared by snoopdogg (@snoopdogg) on Jan 27, 2020 at 1:11am PST
Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez also wrote a message to the former Los Angeles Lakers player on social media.
Lopez’s message, which was posted next to an image of Bryant with his family, read: “I am sending all of my love and praying for you, your children and the other families involved in today’s tragic turn of events.
“The most unfair thing in life is to lose a child and husband on the same day.
“Kobe you meant so much to so many and we will miss you forever.
“Thank you for your work ethic, your inspiration and your heart.”
Family. As I scrolled through Kobe’s feed, and Alex and I talk memories and moments we remember about him … this is the truth that rings out the loudest … family is what matters most. We are all feeling sadness from this loss, but all I can think of is that it is a grain of sand compared to what Vanessa must going through right now. I am sending all of my love and praying for you, your children and the other families involved in today’s tragic turn of events. The most unfair thing in life is to lose a child and husband on the same day. Vanessa, I pray for your strength and that God guides you each step of the way through this unimaginable heartbreak. To the other families who are suffering from this unthinkable tragedy, may God be with you all. Kobe you meant so much to so many and we will miss you forever. Thank you for your work ethic, your inspiration and your heart. #hero #legend #husband #father 😢🙏🏼💔
A post shared by Jennifer Lopez (@jlo) on Jan 26, 2020 at 5:55pm PST
Singer Mariah Carey tweeted saying she was “in shock right now. RIP Kobe.”
A number of stars of politics and entertainment have already paid tribute to Bryant.
US President Donald Trump, former president Barack Obama, Canadian singer Justin Beiber, Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon and rapper Kanye West are among those to have paid their respects to the former sportsman.
Singers Alicia Keys and Taylor Swift, rapper Drake and figures from across sport have also made a tribute to the retired player.