Kyle Van Noy Shares One Of His Favorite Moments Of Kobe Bryant’s Career

Kobe Bryant’s influence certainly was not limited to just the basketball world.

Just ask Kyle Van Noy.

The New England Patriots linebacker, like a host of other athletes, took to social media shortly after the death of Kobe Bryant, who was one of nine people killed in a helicopter crash Sunday near Calabasas, Calif. Van Noy shared one of his favorite moments of Bryant’s legendary NBA career and invited his Twitter following to do the same.

That moment is a microcosm of Bryant’s 20-year tenure with the Purple and Gold, as he was one of the most tenacious players the league ever has seen. Bryant’s greatness undoubtedly will be recognized later this year when he’s elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

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