Athletes, celebrities and more remember Kobe and Gianna Bryant on anniversary of death


Tuesday, Jan. 26, marks the one-year anniversary of when the world lost basketball legend Kobe Bryant.

Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others died that day after a helicopter carrying them to a youth basketball practice crashed about 30 miles north of Los Angeles.

Bryant’s death sent shockwaves across the globe to fans and non-fans alike and left the sports world and basketball community shaken that the 42-year-old Hall of Famer was no longer with us.

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Players began paying homage to Bryant on Monday as Kyrie Irving arrived for the Nets game wearing a No. 8 Lakers jersey and Montrezel Harrell showed up for the Lakers game in Cleveland with a Kobe Bryant-themed mask.

The Cleveland Cavaliers, who were playing the Lakers on Monday night, had a touching video tribute to Bryant.

Other athletes, media members and celebrities took to their social media pages to remember him.