AC Milan players and club legends pay tribute to Kobe Bryant – photos

By Oliver Fisher -

The sporting world was rocked on Sunday by the news that legendary basketball player Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash.

The 41-year-old and his daughter Gianna, 13, were among the nine killed when the aircraft came down in Calabasas.

Bryant was a five-time NBA champions with the Los Angeles Lakers and a keen Milan fan from his time growing up in Italy, something which he has never hidden.

He was quoted as saying upon a visit to Milanello during the 2013-14 season: “I’ve always said if you cut off my left arm it’ll bleed black and red and if you cut off my right arm it’ll bleed yellow and purple.”

Below are some of the tributes that have poured in from the Rossoneri family…

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