When news of Kobe Bryant’s tragic death was announced yesterday, people from L.A. to New York (and truly all over the world), were heartbroken.
As everyone reflects on his amazing life and legacy and comes to terms with the painful news, New Yorkers have found their own ways of honoring the basketball legend.
Last night someone taped “KOBE” up to above the Bryant Park subway sign at 42nd St. It covers the “5 Ave” part of the sign, so it reads out his full name. Commuters who have been noticing it on their way through the city pay homage to the star are reminded of what makes New York City so great.
In other ways that New York has paid tribute: Madison Square Garden lit up with L.A. Lakers colors last night (purple and gold), and also during the game last night between the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Knicks, they ran out the first 24-second shot clock of the game in honor of Kobe.
Kobe Byrant and his daughter Gianna were among nine people killed in a freak helicopter accident yesterday (Sunday, January 26) in Los Angeles. He was 41 years old. We are all grieving the losses.
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