Peyton Manning Pays Tribute to Kobe Bryant in Emotional Speech at NFL Honors 2020 (Video)

Peyton Manning is paying tribute to Kobe Bryant.

The retired 43-year-old NFL quarterback paid tribute during the 2020 NFL Honors on Saturday (February 1).

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“Last week, the sports world lost a shining light with the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant. I was lucky to call Kobe my friend. Our careers overlapped almost identically. We even retired within just a few months of each other. I remember meeting him for the first time in the Lakers locker room in 1999. We immediately recognized mutual appreciation for what it took to do our jobs well,” he said.

“His sport was different, but the way that Kobe prepared, the way that he analyzed the game, that was very familiar. Kobe loved not just basketball but all sports. He was a superstar and a fan. A huge admirer of his hometown Philadelphia Eagles. Kobe gave a…