NTSB sifts through wreckage at Kobe Bryant crash site

An aerial view of the wreckage of the crash site where basketball legend Kobe Bryant and eight others plunged to their death this weekend.


The National Transportation Safety Board released footage Tuesday of what it called a devastating accident scene as investigators scoured the scene for remains and for clues as to what happened on Sunday.


As the official probe continues, the condolences poured in from around the world.


Tennis champion Novak Djokovic broke down in tears when asked about Bryant during an on-court interview at the Australian Open. Djokovic described his 10-year relationship with Bryant as close, calling him a mentor, a friend and one of the greatest athletes of all time.


NBA star LeBron James poured out his heart on Instagram - writing, among many other things, that he was heartbroken and devastated and promised to continue the legacy.


The Bryant-effect also overshadowed the football field leading up to Sunday's Super Bowl. San Francisco 49ers' cornerback Richard Sherman said he knows what Kobe would say if the two could talk right now:

SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): RICHARD SHERMAN, CORNERBACK, SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS, SAYING:

"He would've told me to push forward. He would've told me to do it in my honor. He would've told me to stop being a baby. He would've told me -you'll have time later to mourn, you'll have time later to cry, and to appreciate and really feel it, but do it for me."

In Ardmore, Pennsylvania - a city about 11 miles northwest of Philadelphia - a makeshift memorial outside Lower Merion High School - where Bryant attended and played on the school team.


And in Italy - where Kobe spent some of his childhood while his father played Basketball- there were tears from his childhood friends.

Try to buy any Bryant merchandise on Nike.com and you'll be redirected to a Nike memorial - since all of his merchandise is sold out.


Meanwhile, More than 2 million people have signed on to a Change.org petition asking the NBA to change its logo to include an image of Bryant...


just one of the ways well-wishers are looking to immortalize one of the greatest athletes of a generation....


as they await details on his untimely death.