WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: (Editors Note: Image has been converted to black and white) Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on against the Washington Wizards in the first half at Verizon Center on December 2, 2015 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The world is mourning the loss of one of the greatest players in NBA history, Kobe Bryant. Michael Jordan, another great, has released a statement on the tragic loss. Words can’t describe the pain I’m feeling. I loved Kobe-he was like a little brother to me. He goes on to say that while Kobe was a fierce competitor he was an amazing dad who loved his family deeply and that he took great pride in his daughters love of basketball. Shaquille O’Neal, Dwyane Wade and NBA Commish Adam Silver have all posted on social media or released statements