Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times 16 Feb 2020

Kobe Bryant's legacy lives on during All-Star Weekend


The 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend is being held in Chicago, Il., almost a month after Kobe Bryant and eight others were killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Ca. While he might be gone, his memory continues through this weekend as the NBA commemorates his time in the league and legacy.

Hundreds of fans showed up this weekend dressed in his uniforms, from his high school jersey, to his various number 8 and number 24 NBA jerseys. People also wore custom shirts commemorating his life.

When asked what it was about Bryant that kept them remembering him, many said the same thing: his mentality. His dedication to the game. And that those traits were things they were also trying to use throughout their lives.

18x NBA All-Star (1998, 2000 - 2016), 4× All-Star Game MVP (2002, 2007, 2009, 2011) and NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion (1997) are few of many accolades from Kobe Bryant's illustrious career. Here his most iconic and memorable moments from All-Star weekend...
Sam Alipour and Omar Raja chat with Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young while handing out hot chocolate to fans in Chicago during NBA All-Star Weekend to discuss his 45-point night to honor Kobe Bryant, getting to meet President Barack Obama and his favorite moves to get by defenders on the court.

Fresh from playing the in the Rising Star Challenge during the NBA All-Star Weekend, New Orleans Pelicans basketball player Zion Williamson talks about his whirlwind few days, talking to President Obama, and bending rims during the game.
Hoop Streams is LIVE from Studio E ahead of the Wednesday night primetime matchup between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Indiana Pacers. Christine Williamson will host alongside Omar Raja and Treavor Scales to discuss historic moments from NBA All-Star weekend, the best plays and highlights from the past week, and talk about some of the hot topics that are trending online. Plus, NBA Reporter Nick Friedell joins the show to give his thoughts on the Bucks-Pacers game and other big storylines in the Association.

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