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Damian Lillard personalizes shoes in honor of Kobe Bryant Day vs. Lakers

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Today is August 24, 2020 or otherwise known as 08.24.2020 and Kobe Bryant Day.

Bryant had a long, successful career in purple and gold and Monday was a day to celebrate the Black Mamba.

It also just so happened to be game four of the Western Conference first round playoff series between the No. 1 Los Angeles Lakers and No. 8 Portland Trail Blazers.

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Trail Blazers 5x All-Star guard Damian Lillard showed his support for Bryant’s legacy by sporting customized shoes with a “8” and “24” on the back.

https://twitter.com/trailblazers/status/1298044659151835142

The Lakers acknowledged the effort too.

https://twitter.com/Lakers/status/1298065967876993024

Lillard and Bryant had a long carer on the court and despite never being in the same jersey, the two showed mutual respect for one another. Here is what Lillard posted in honor of Kobe Bryant day:

https://twitter.com/Dame_Lillard/status/1297984208913100800