Cool cat: NBA players young and old pay tribute to Kersey

The news of former Portland Trail Blazers great Jerome Kersey’s sudden death swept through the NBA quickly Wednesday night, with tributes pouring in on social media.

And though few active players began their NBA careers while Kersey was still playing, he remained active with the club (up to the night before his death), and his impact on the league and its players was clear.

The Clippers’ Jamal Crawford noted what a tough year 2015 has been for basketball so far.

And some of Kersey’s contemporaries remembered their brethren, as well.

And in the world of gaming, Kersey will live forever.