The World of Women’s Sports Mourns the Death of Kobe and Gianna Bryant

TORONTO, ON - FEBRUARY 14: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Western Conference warms up with daughter Gianna Bryant during the NBA All-Star Game 2016 at the Air Canada Centre on February 14, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The last few days have seen an unprecedented outpouring of grief over the passing of Kobe and Gianna Bryant, as well as the seven others involved in last weekend’s helicopter crash. Kobe was beloved by athletes everywhere, and his respect and passion for women’s sports was deeply felt and appreciated. Below, we’ve gathered a few of the many tributes from athletes and coaches dedicated to the Mamba.