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The Empire State Building Is Lit In Lakers Colors Tonight For Kobe Bryant

Claire Leaden Claire Leaden

The Empire State Building Is Lit In Lakers Colors Tonight For Kobe Bryant

New York is a city that knows how to pay a tribute.

News of NBA legend Kobe Bryant’s untimely death yesterday (Sunday, January 26), along with eight others including his daughter, left everyone heartbroken. As we come to terms with the loss, there have been different tributes and memorials to him all over the country.

In New York City, first Madison Square Garden was lit in purple and gold last night, then a random New Yorker rewrote the Bryant Park subway station sign to read the name of the basketball player instead, and tonight the Empire State Building is joining the ranks with purple and gold colors for Kobe.

If you’re outside on your way home, you probably have already caught a glimpse.

The lights atop the ESP will be visible throughout the city, shining from 34th St., from sunset until 2 a.m.

RIP, Mamba.

featured image: Twitter / @EmpireStateBldg