PSG's Neymar dedicates goal to Kobe Bryant in win over Lille

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The sports world as a whole is devastated right now.


News broke that Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant tragically passed away following a helicopter crash in California on Sunday morning. Bryant, 41, will go down as one of the best players in NBA history. 


As you might expect, countless celebrities have taken to social media to honor Bryant and show love and respect to his family. PSG forward Neymar, a friend of Bryant's, learned of the tragedy during halftime of the team's 2-0 win against Lille.


In the second half, Neymar wasted no time finding the back of the net and decided to dedicate his goal to the one and only Kobe. 


If that doesn't give you chills, we don't know what will. What made Sunday's news even more horrific was that it was also reported Bryant's 13-year-old daughter Gianna was killed in the crash. Simply heartbreaking. 


This is certainly tough for everyone out there, including Neymar, but his point to the sky following his goal was to let his buddy know he'll always be with him. It was a classy gesture by the Brazilian, one that helps ease the pain for many of those suffering during this difficult time.