Bill Belichick issues statement on death of Kobe Bryant

By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has issued a statement on the passing of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, via ESPN's Field Yates. "This is an extremely sad time for the entire sports community," Belichick's statement begins. "In my 45 years in the NFL, I have never witnessed a group as captivated as…