Boston Celtics

Mar 23, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant waves to the fans as he leaves the court following the game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena. The Suns defeated the Lakers 119-107. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

By Alex Barth,

In the hours after the news of Kobe Bryant’s death, tributes began pouring in on social media.

Here’s what past and present members of the Boston Celtics had to say:

Tributes came in from around the NBA, including the a moment of silence at the Raptors and Spurs game, and both teams running out the shot clock to start:

Jan 26, 2020; San Antonio, Texas, USA; A tribute is shown on the video board during a moment of silence acknowledging Kobe Bryant before the game between the San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors at the AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports

An absolute honor.. Rest In Peace Mamba

14.4k Likes, 40 Comments - Larry Nance Jr (@larrydn7) on Instagram: "An absolute honor.. Rest In Peace Mamba"

Kobe Bryant’s former teammate Shaquille O’Neal. The two won three NBA Championships together:

More responses from athletes in other sports:

Jan 26, 2020; Orlando, Florida, USA; A moment of silence is observed in the memory of Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (1978-2020) during the 2020 NFL Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports