With the weekend off from games, Sharks forward Evander Kane headed to Chase Center for Saturday night’s Warriors game.
However, Kane joined many in attendance by wearing a Kobe Bryant jersey, choosing to honor the Los Angeles Lakers legend who passed away in a tragic helicopter crash just over a week ago.
Kane identifies as a Warriors fan, but understandably chose to pay homage to one of the NBA’s most profound talents.
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The Warriors honored Bryant with t-shirts and a heartfelt pre-game tribute video.
You can see Kane back on the ice Monday when the Sharks play host to the Calgary Flames at SAP Center.
The Warriors had just left the Bay Area for a five-city East Coast road trip when Kobe Bryant tragically died in a helicopter accident Jan. 26.
So, before their first home game in two weeks, the Warriors honored Bryant's legacy with a tribute video at Chase Center.
Saturday's festivities before the game against the Lakers were all about Kobe, who died along with his daughter, Gianna, and seven others in the hills of Southern California.
Warriors star Steph Curry, who is recovering from a broken left hand, wore Kobe's No. 24 jersey under his sports coat.
The Warriors also had images of Kobe on the video board outside Chase Center, and all fans in attendance received shirts that honored the Lakers icon, his daughter and those lost in the crash.
There also were 24 seconds of silence before the game.
It was a fitting tribute for someone who had such a huge impact on the NBA and the game of basketball.
Before the Warriors hosted the Lakers on Saturday night, Steph Curry was spotted honoring the late Kobe Bryant by wearing his No. 24 jersey under his sport coat.
Curry kept the jersey on throughout the game as he sat on the bench cheering on the Warriors.
Steph posed with fans for pictures ahead of the Warriors' first game home since the tragic death of Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others when they were killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif. on Jan. 26.
The Warriors will honor the late basketball legend by giving out shirts with both Kobe's and Gigi's numbers on them.
The No. 8 and 24 are sported in Lakers purple and gold with 13-year-old Gianna's No. 2. There are also nine stars under the jersey numbers in remembrance of all nine lives lost in the crash.
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Steph took a while to go public with how he felt about losing his friend Kobe. They were former All-Star teammates and Curry knew how important the legend was both on and off the court.