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    Kobe Tributes Span Sports World — and Beyond

    Athletes as diverse as tennis star Coco Gauff and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady were among those who paid tribute to the basketball icon Sunday. Spectators at the NFL Pro Bowl broke out in chants of "Kobe!" during a moment of silence, while Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban announced his team — for which Bryant never played — would retire number 24.

    Who's speaking up outside the sports world? Commemorations came in from political leaders as far-flung as Taiwan and the Philippines, while ex-President Barack Obama lamented the loss of "what would have been just as meaningful a second act."

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