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San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich made more comments on the late Kobe Bryant, calling him ‘a super hero that was actually human’.

Per Jeff McDonald of San Antonio Express News:

“There’s a lot of years that we watched Kobe and a lot of competitiveness, playing against him, coaching against him, being with him in All-Star games. I think everybody has their situations where even if you didn’t know him at all, they feel like they did. Especially the people in Los Angeles. We all have those thoughts that pass by when you lose somebody. They just keep coming. It will take a while for them to stop. The more you knew him, the more you think about the times you did have with him.

“He was special to all of us in different ways. The tragedy for the Bryant family and all the other people, it’s something we learn to live with. We all get loss at a certain point, and everybody does the best they can to get through it. I can only wish for them that the process is as peaceful as possible. Because it’s really, really tough.

“H was like a super hero that was actually human. There aren’t any super heroes that were really human. But we king of thought of him as one of those kind of people. Being such a shock. When somebody is sick for a long time and you kind of expect it, you deal with that. When someone is taken the way he and his daughter and the other people were taken, that makes it a tragedy. More painful, in some ways.”