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Kobe Bryant receives an emotional tribute by friend Justin Timberlake, “Your legacy is with us”

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Justin Timberlake is in mourning for his friend.

The “Cry Me a River” singer took to Instagram Monday to reflect on his friendships, and the last interview with basketball legend Kobe Bryant, who tragically died on Sunday morning at the age of 41 years.

Timberlake, 38, has shared six photos of himself and Bryant shake hands, hug, smile, and laugh.

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“We met when we were both teenagers, and bonded over our commitment to development. I was very impressed with what you can do with a basketball, and you know the talent beyond the physical gifts, and anxious to be your attitude,” Timberlake wrote in the caption. “A state of mind in which I would take with me throughout my entire career, and is still in use every day.”

Timberlake will then be asked to look at for Bryant’s services, which “seemed to be a human is unthinkable.”

And, by the way, ups and downs, championships and injuries, you will still have to continuously fix your mindset is to continue to be competitive. However, each and every time we would talk or text, something began to change…” Timberlake wrote. “For your patience, and for convenience has grown. And it has inspired me to continue to grow it for myself.”

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Kobe Bryant and Justin Timberlake will be attending the Teen Choice Awards, 2016, at The Forum on July 31, 2016, in los angeles, California, usa.
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The two would often swap the “old man jokes” with Bryant nicknaming himself “Vino” in reference to aging, such as fine wine, according to Timberlake’s post.

Are the aging process, but it is not slow Bryant down.

“But it has never stopped focusing on it to inspire me,” said Timberlake. “Your confidence in me, and it was great, it really hit me, because I have loved so many of you. I’m not talking about one of the greatest athletes ever. I mean, as a person. People can sometimes be confused with a desire to win, the result of a lack of compassion. It was not you. You had to have both qualities.”

The singer then turned his attention to the last time he ever spoke to a good friend of his.

Justin Timberlake will be cheering for Kobe during the quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA playoffs.
(Harry How/Getty Images)

“The last conversation we shared, was the fact that the father and what that meant. This was in addition to all of the things that we can do in this world, our true inheritance. Who we are and what wonderful people they are,” says Timberlake. “And, I think, right now, without having to be able to find all of the words, the father connection is what is most devastating to me. I’ll have to show my love for Vanessa and your family and for the families of everyone connected to the pain of this terrible tragedy.”

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“My heart is broken and my family lifts you up in our thoughts and prayers,” he continued. “Kobe … You’ve connected to so many of us. The Mamba Mentality, it will take a while for all of the time. I know this will be a resource for me each and every day, as it has been for so many days. Your legacy is with us. It is our responsibility to pass it down. I just hope that I can continue to make you proud, noble wine. Champ, MVP, Legend, a Hero, an Inspiration, a Father, a Friend. I’m going to miss you, brother.”

Timberlake concluded the post, adding: “Mamba forever.”

In 2016, Timberlake will be presented Bryant with the Icon Award at the ESPY Awards, along with Peyton Manning and Abby Wambach.

“In their prime, were so great, so legendary, the only person in the history of it,” said Timberlake during the presentation of the award, according to Variety. The “Super Bowl titles, Olympic gold medals, NBA championships and erased the records. These are the results that are supposed to make you immortal.”

Justin Timberlake accepts the Decade Award ” by the former NBA player, Kobe Bryant in 2016 at the Teen Choice Awards. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Also in the entertainment district, presented Timberlake with the of the Decade Award in 2016, and Teen Choice Awards.

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Bryant was among the nine people killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, usa. Bryant, a 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, was also among those who were killed.

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