Lionel Messi has paid an emotional tribute to Kobe Bryant after the tragic death of the NBA legend
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has paid an emotional tribute to Kobe Bryant after the NBA legend’s untimely death.
The Argentina international offered his condolences on Instagram hours after the news of Bryant’s passing was confirmed at the age of just 41.
The Los Angeles Lakers icon was killed in a helicopter crash near Calabasas, California alongside eight others, including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant.
Messi wrote: “I have no words … All my love for Kobe’s family and friends.
“It was a pleasure to meet you and share good times together. We were a genius like few others.”