The world is mourning Kobe Bryant. What are your memories of the Lakers legend?

Fans around the world were left reeling by the news of Kobe Bryant’s death in a helicopter crash in Calabasas on Sunday morning. Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, was also killed in the crash.

In Los Angeles, a crowd gathered at L.A. Live to mourn the basketball legend, whose career with the Lakers spanned 20 years before his retirement in 2016.

“He was a legend in this city. He taught us that, with hard work, you can be the best at anything,” Kyle Robinson, a lifelong Lakers fan, said. “All those videos showing him in the gym, late nights, it was empowering, it was inspiring.”

The scene at LA Live #Kobe

Athletes, celebrities and public figures responded to news of Bryant’s death on social media.

Kobe Bryant was a giant who inspired, amazed, and thrilled people everywhere with his incomparable skill on the court — and awed us with his intellect and humility as a father, husband, creative genius, and ambassador for the game he loved.

The Times wants to hear about your memories of Kobe Bryant, whether it’s an unforgettable Lakers game or a chance encounter in Southern California or elsewhere. Share them with us in the form below.

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