The world continues to attempt to process the news that broke Sunday afternoon, that Kobe Bryant passed away at 41 years of age. In the wake of the tragedy involving Bryant, Dwyane Wade, Shaquille O'Neal, and many more Florida sports figures have posted their heartfelt reactions online.\nBryant and daughter Gianna, 13, were among the victims of a helicopter crash in the Calabasas area of California Sunday afternoon. Kobe is survived by his wife Vanessa and three daughters.\nThe late Lakers star leaves behind a legacy that will endure the test of time. Bryant retired as a five-time NBA champion, a two-time NBA Finals MVP, an 18-time NBA All-Star... the list goes on.\nKobe's influence spread across the global basketball community as well as other sports like wildfire displaying the kind of passion, discipline, and dedication that was seemingly contagious — constantly making others want to aspire to improve.\nBryant was and will always continue to be a role model for anyone who was lucky enough to witness his greatness, and the impact he made is clear among sports stars who had deep ties and personal relationships with him.\nMultiple sports figures from the Florida community joined the flood of tributes, dedications, and condolences that have been ongoing throughout the internet since the tragic news broke.\nAmong these are Dwyane Wade, David Beckham, Shaquille O'Neal, Pat Riley and more. Dwyane Wade took to social media rather quickly once the news of Kobe's death hit the media.\nWade's Instagram stories play like somewhat of an instant and heartbreaking reaction of a fan, friend and colleague of Kobe's.\nWith tears in his eyes and shaking in his voice, Wade's story is flooded with videos of him sharing his feelings, posting inspiring video clips and images that captured the joy and energy that Bryant brought to not only Wade's life but to the world.\nOne of Wade's posts included images of him and Kobe as they faced each other on the court over the years.\nView this post on Instagram Earning your respect meant everything. #mambamentality ❤️💔 A post shared by dwyanewade (@dwyanewade) on Jan 26, 2020 at 6:32pm PST\nThe Miami Heat fan base is aware of Wade's legendary status within the NBA. But during these trying times, all of Wade's accolades fly out of the window and all that really shines through is a friend who is very hurt over this loss.\n"Earning your respect meant everything. #mambamentality," reads Wade's Instagram caption.\nDwyane Wade won his first NBA title in 2006 alongside Shaquille O'Neal, who is also taking this loss as hard as one could expect.\nShaq had one of the most complex, yet deepest relationships with Kobe.\nBefore arriving to the Miami Heat, Shaq played alongside Kobe in Los Angeles and the two won multiple NBA titles together having gone down in NBA history as one of the most dominating duos the league has ever seen.\nView this post on Instagram There are no words to express the pain I’m going through now with this tragic and sad moment of loosing my neice Gigi & my friend, my brother, my partner in winning championships, my dude and my homie. I love you and you will be missed. My condolences goes out to the Bryant family and the families of the other passengers on board. IM SICK RIGHT NOW ! A post shared by DR. SHAQUILLE O'NEAL Ed.D. (@shaq) on Jan 26, 2020 at 1:33pm PST\nWhile O'Neal's touching caption is quite long, the ending pretty much capitulates how the vast majority of us have been feeling. "I'M SICK RIGHT NOW."\nDavid Beckham is also feeling the sting of Bryant's death.\nBeckham lived in Los Angeles for a large part of his life and has admitted that the West Coast city holds a special place in his heart. The Inter Miami co-owner was constantly seen at Laker Games.\nBeckham also left a lengthy caption that touches on topics from his admiration of Kobe as an athlete to his respect for him as a family man.\n"Kobe always talked about Vanessa and his beautiful girls and how proud he was of them. Kobe's passion was his family and basketball."\nView this post on Instagram It’s taken me hours to work out what to write and still my words won’t ever be enough to describe how I am feeling after the tragic loss of Kobe. This was one special athlete, husband, father and friend. Having to write these words is hard enough but also knowing we have lost an amazing human being and his beautiful and talented daughter Gianna is heartbreaking. The commitment Kobe showed to his sport was inspiring, to go through the pain and to finish a game off like only he could inspired me to try to be better. Sometimes I would only go to games just to watch that clock go down to the last 2:00 minutes knowing that we were about to witness something special. Kobe always talked about Vanessa and his beautiful girls and how proud he was of them. Kobe’s passion was his family and basketball. He was determined to inspire the next generation of boys and girls to embrace the sport that he loved. His legacy will live on. My family’s love and prayers go out to Vanessa and the girls, to Kobe’s basketball family, and of course to the families of those who were tragically lost with him yesterday... 💛💜 A post shared by David Beckham (@davidbeckham) on Jan 27, 2020 at 4:46am PST\nThe world will continue to mourn this tragic event as investigations concerning the helicopter crash develop.\nWhile nothing can take away the pain of losing their friend Kobe, their memories with him will live forever along with his legacy in the world of basketball.