WATCH: Nick Kyrgios’ emotional tribute to NBA great Kobe Bryant

Nick Kyrgios pays tribute to Kobe Bryant

Nick Kyrgios paid an emotional tribute to NBA great Kobe Bryant ahead of his Australian Open clash against Rafael Nadal on Monday.

The Australian is a massive basketball fan with the Boston Celtics his favourite NBA outfit, but he wore the legendary Bryant’s No 8 Los Angeles Lakers jersey as he made his way onto Rod Laver Arena for the fourth-round clash against Nadal.

Bryant and his daughter Gianna were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday.

Several of the world’s sporting stars have paid tribute to the basketball great with world No 1 Nadal and Novak Djokovic leading the tennis tributes.

Kyrgios paid his own special tribute.

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