Jennifer Hudson and Dr. Dre honor the late Kobe Bryant ahead of NBA All-Star game on Sunday.
It feels like yesterday when the sports world heard of the tragic passing of NBA legend, Kobe Bryant. Now, just weeks after the news has finally settled we’ve had the wounds reopened by way of multiple moving tributes to the former Los Angeles Laker at the 2020 NBA All-Star game.
First a tribute to a GOAT on the court from a GOAT on the mic, Dr. Dre just hours before the game was set to begin.
Then the league offered a moment of silence for Bryant, his daughter and the other passengers aboard the helicopter prior to the start of the game.
And then The Oscar-winning singer and actress Jennifer Hudson brought us back to tears with her song for Bryant.
“We will never see another basketball player quite like Kobe,” Magic Johnson said before the game. “He was passionate about being a great father, husband, filmmaker.”
Bryant was considered one of the greatest basketball players to ever live and played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers. He was known to travel regularly via helicopter throughout Southern California.
His career was highlighted with constant record-breaking and massive wins including becoming the youngest player in league history to reach 30,000 career points (34 years and 104 days).
Some his career highlights include:
5× NBA champion (2000–2002, 2009, 2010)
2× NBA Finals MVP (2009, 2010)
NBA Most Valuable Player (2008)
18× NBA All-Star (1998, 2000–2016)
4× NBA All-Star Game MVP (2002, 2007, 2009, 2011)
11× All-NBA First Team (2002–2004, 2006–2013)
He is survived by his wife Vanessa and their three children, Natalia and Bianca and Capri.