Jordan Clarkson, who played with Kobe Bryant early in his career, thanked Bryant for being "more than a teammate," one of many athletes who took to social media expressing their grief over Bryant's untimely death on Sunday.
Clarkson, drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2014, shared the same uniform as Bryant in Bryant's last two seasons in the NBA.
He scored 12 points in Bryant's farewell game on April 13, 2016, where Bryant memorably lit up Staples Center for 60 points.
Clarkson, who was traded by the Lakers to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2017-18 season, currently plays for the Utah Jazz.
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