Before the Wizards took on the Hawks Sunday night in Atlanta, fans at State Farm Arena held a moment of silence to honor NBA superstar, Kobe Bryant.
News broke Sunday afternoon that Bryant was in a helicopter crash outside of Los Angeles, killing him and eight other passengers.
After the moment of silence, "Kobe!" chants broke out and persisted for several moments.
A moment of silence followed "Kobe!" chants before Wizards and Hawks tip off pic.twitter.com/R7nzo5fEbC— NBC Sports Wizards (@NBCSWizards) January 26, 2020
Trae Young wore No. 8 to honor Bryant as he took an eight-second violation off the opening tip. The Wizards then followed it up with a 24-second violation, paying tribute to the two jersey numbers Bryant wore during his career with the Lakers.
Bryant played 20 seasons in the NBA, winning five NBA titles, an MVP and two Finals MVPs. He'll undoubtedly be elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame, it's just a matter of when that happens.
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