The NBA pays tribute to Bryant and Stern


The NBA offered recognition to Kobe Bryant and the former commissioner David Stern before the start of the game that started the activities of the All-Star weekend.

02/15/2020 at 11:05



On the first weekend of the All Star in Chicago in three decades, the league decided to honor two legendary basketball figures.

Before the start of the match, 24.2 seconds of silence were saved to honor the death of Bryant and Stern.

When concluding the seconds of silence, the assistants to the playing field chanted the name of Kobe

The rapper Quavo He wore a white T-shirt that represents the Mamba Sports Academy of Bryant during pre-match warm-ups.

The league decided to offer a series of tributes to Bryant throughout the weekend. Even on the back of all reporters’ credentials, photos of Bryant and Stern are stamped.

The Star Party uniforms, which mark half of the regular NBA championship, have patches that show nine stars, to represent the victims who died during the helicopter accident that claimed the life of Bryant and his daughter Gianna, 13 years old, on January 26.

Players of Team LeBron and Team Giannis will wear the number 2 and No. 24, respectively, during Sunday’s Star Game, by the jersey numbers of Kobe and of Gianna.


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