Former Bull and Chicagoland native Dwyane Wade posted an emotional video Sunday reacting to the death of Kobe Bryant.
"I came in the league and I chased him," Wade said. "That's who I chased. I wanted to be respected by him, and once I reached that level, I knew I did something.
"Kobe, thank you, man. Thank you for all the memories — we've got a lot of good ones. These tears that we cry, we're going to miss you. And it's not leaving today, a week from now, a month from now, a year from now. We'll forever, forever miss you, man.
"You're a legend, you're an icon, you're a father, you're a husband, you're a son, you're a brother, you're a friend. Thank you for being my friend. I love you, brother."Click here to download the new MyTeams App by NBC Sports! Receive comprehensive coverage of your teams and stream the Bulls easily on your device.
Lakers great Kobe Bryant tragically passed away Sunday in a helicopter accident which left eight others dead, including his daughter, Gianna.
The NBA is mourning the loss of Bryant, with teams honoring him league wide during Sunday's slate of games. The Bulls didn't have a game, though the United Center paid tribute to Bryant:
The United Center honoring Kobe Bryant tonight 🙏 pic.twitter.com/rUqGYb9ber— Bulls Talk (@NBCSBulls) January 27, 2020
Bryant is survived by his wife, Vanessa, with whom he had four daughters. He was 41 years old. Gianna was 13.Click here to download the new MyTeams App by NBC Sports! Receive comprehensive coverage of your teams and stream the Bulls easily on your device.