Neymar dedicates goal to Kobe Bryant; others from soccer world pay tribute (video)

Neymar paid tribute to the late Kobe Bryant after scoring for PSG on Sunday. (REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol)

News of NBA legend Kobe Bryant’s death Sunday morning quickly spread across the world. Including to Lille, where Neymar and Paris Saint-German were playing in Ligue 1.

Neymar dedicated his second goal to Bryant, holding up two fingers on one hand and four on the other (via beIN Sports):

PSG won 2-0 behind Neymar’s penalty and also his opener in the 28th minute.

After the game, Neymar paid further tribute on Twitter. Translated from Portuguese, it reads:

“Sad day for us in sports, for us fans and especially for family and kobe friends. A legend has been made with your hands, thank you for extolling sports Kobe ... may God comfort the hearts of your family and friends”

Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna died in a helicopter crash in Southern California.

The 41-year-old Los Angeles Lakers icon was also a noted fan of soccer, and countless others around the sport paid their respects on social media.

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