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Chris Paul posts emotional tribute to Kobe Bryant

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LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 6: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers and Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers are seen before the game at STAPLES Center on April 6, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Chris Paul and Kobe Bryant were tight.

The shocking death of Kobe Bryant — along with his daughter Gianna and seven others in a helicopter crash — hit CP3 hard and the point guard missed his first game of the year Monday, sitting out as he tried to come to grips with it all. Kobe and Paul won Gold Medals together, their kids were friends, and they competed fiercely against each other on the court.

Tuesday night, Paul posted this personal tribute to Kobe.

Like Paul, a lot of us are struggling to process it all.