Many celebrities and athletes have been sharing their heartfelt tributes to Bryant. The Lakers (Bryant's former team) and the Clippers postponed their game, instead opting for an emotional tribute to Bryant. Bryant's former teammate Shaquille O'Neal gave a tearful speech to honor his friend.
"The last couple months have been really tough. I lost my little sister. Haven’t been doing the things I usually do. I work, we laugh, we kid, we joke. When I get back home I look at reality and say she’s gone and it hurts.
So the other day I’m down stairs working with my son Shaqir and my nephew Columbus and my other nephew comes in crying and he shows me his phone and I snapped at him. I said, ‘Man get that out of my face.'"