From an emotional Michael Jordan joking about his infamous Crying Jordan meme to Shaq dropping f-bombs on national television, all of the greats are showing their respect and appreciation for Kobe.

Even though Tom Brady wasn’t at the Memorial, he made sure to send out a message on his Instagram.

Tom took to social media with a lengthy essay about how he has processed the tragedy.

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From one competitor to another, Brady held a lot of respect for Kobe, and he describes him as a โ€œreal superhero.โ€

Itโ€™s clear that, like so many others, Brady was inspired by Kobe, and he describes being deeply affected by his death.

Flip the Page to see his message: