Published: Fri, February 14, 2020
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Kobe Bryant honored at 2020 Oscars

Kobe Bryant honored at 2020 Oscars

Purple and yellow are the colours for Bryant's National Basketball Association team the Los Angeles Lakers and Lee even had the number 24 (Bryant's retiring number) stitched on the back.

A helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant, Gianna Bryant, and seven others crashed in Calabasas on Sunday, January 26th.

Billie Eilish took the stage at the 2020 Oscars to pay tribute to Kobe Bryant, Kirk Douglas and more late stars and members of the entertainment industry. The custom purple-and-gold suit donned the numbers "2" and "4" on the lapels and a complete "24" on the back.

In the tense Australian Open clash between Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios, both players have honored the death of Kobe Bryant, each with a different piece of clothing.

This year, Lee walked the red carpet with his wife, Tonya Lewis. Rather than a traditional pair of dress shoes, Lee completed the look with a pair of basketball-ready orange Nike sneakers.


The next tribute came when Matthew A. Cherry won the Oscar for his Animated Short Film, "Hair Love".

"Da Lee's are in DA House", he captioned the photo accompanied by three purple hearts.

The animated short, narrated by Bryant and directed and animated by Glen Keane, focused on the letter Bryant wrote for The Players' Tribune in November 2015 in which he announced his retirement.

Lee added that he was not able to attend the awards show the night that Bryant won. News. "I just gotta continue to do my work".

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