Yankees of Past and Present Pay Tribute To The Late Kobe Bryant

With one of the biggest tragedies to ever hit the sports world happening yesterday, it only feels right to shine a light on the passing of Kobe Bryant.

Kobe Bryant was more than just a great basketball player, he was a cultural icon and an idol for kids across the entire globe. His work ethic and dedication to his craft transcended basketball and inspired athletes from all different sports — current and former Yankees took to social media today to share their sympathies on the heartbreaking news.

A-Rod shared his condolences in a seven tweet thread that honored the life of Kobe and his daughter GiGi.

Giancarlo Stanton shared a very relatable sentiment referring to Kobe as a superhero and an idol for all kids growing up around the world.

Big CC kept it short and sweet paying respect to the Black Mamba’s life — CC said back in 2013 that if he could switch lives with any other athlete for a day it would be Kobe.

Former Yankees sharing their personal sentiments on the tragic passing of Kobe and his daughter GiGi.

Even Major League Baseball as a whole took time today to pay tribute to Kobe — an LA Dodger fan who was commonly seen behind the backstop at Dodger Stadium.

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