Legend took to Twitter last Sunday, ahead of the Grammys, which took place at the Staples Center — where Bryant played for the Los Angeles Lakers — to pay tribute to the late retired basketball pro after the awful news of his passing.
He wrote: “I’m so sad and stunned right now. In Staples Arena, where Kobe created so many memories for all of us, preparing to pay tribute to another brilliant man we lost too soon, Nipsey Hussle. Life can be so brutal and senseless sometimes. Hold on to your loved ones. We miss you, Kobe (sic)”
Earlier this week, it was revealed there will be a tribute to Kobe at the Super Bowl.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed the news in his annual pre-Super Bowl press conference, saying: “I don’t think just Los Angeles is mourning the loss of Kobe Bryant. Kobe was a special person. I did have the opportunity to meet him. He obviously brought a lot to our world and I think all of us not only feel for the tragic events to his family but as well as everyone else who was a passenger on that helicopter. It’s hard to understand and it’s hard to process.”