LOS ANGELES, CA. (WKRN) — The Lakers took the court Friday night for their first game since a helicopter with Kobe Bryant, his teenage daughter and seven others crashed last weekend, Everyone on board was killed.
There was a video montage of Bryant’s life and career and a 24 second moment of silence were all a part of a pre-game ceremony. LeBron James read the names of all nine victims — and said this was a celebration of Kobe’s determination to be the great player.
In the whole stadium — there were likely only two empty seats — the ones adorned with roses and jerseys honoring Bryant and his daughter Gianna.