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Klay Thompson shares moving Kobe Bryant tribute after memorial service

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Staples Center held a beautiful memorial ceremony for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in Los Angeles on Monday, bringing luminaries from around the basketball world to pay tribute to one of the sport’s most iconic stars.

Among the current NBA players in attendance was Warriors star Klay Thompson, a Southern California native who grew up idolizing the Lakers and Kobe.

Klay paid homage to Bryant on Tuesday through social media, sharing several of his favorite photos with the five-time NBA champion along with a heartfelt message.

Thompson's dad, Mychal, played for the Lakers from 1987-1991, and currently serves as the Lakers' color commentator on their radio broadcasts.

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This was Klay's first public message since Kobe, Gianna and seven others tragically died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26.