The world has been in a state of shock following the recent terrorist attacks in Brussels that claimed the lives of 35 people on Tuesday.
Sport always has a big part to play in helping people deal with tragedy, and the NBA is no different. Following the L.A. Lakers' game with the Denver Nuggets on Friday night, Kobe Bryant sent a heartfelt message of support to Belgian fans.
A reporter from the European nation asked Kobe about the attacks and the 37-year-old said the NBA family had their backs '100 percent'.
As per ESPN, the journalist said: "So, for all of the Belgian fans who have been loving you throughout this years, what would you -- you know, they're going through a difficult time -- what would you want to tell them?"
To which the shooting guard responded: "That our thoughts and prayers are with them. Words can't really express our concern level and understanding with them and what is going on.
"Just try to be as sympathetic as possible, as compassionate as possible, and hopefully, they'll know that we have their back 100 percent."
The reporter then gave the future Hall of Famer a gift before asking for a hug, to which the Black Mamba duly obliged.