A basketball game tribute to Kobe Bryant took an electrifying form in Chandler, Arizona, on Tuesday.
A player wearing Bryant’s No. 24, cheered on by chants of “Kobe!,” hit the winning shot in a high school basketball game. And the gym erupted. (See the clip below.)
ESPN replayed the moment in a Bryant tribute on SportsCenter, Basha noted on its website.
Since the Lakers legend was killed in a helicopter crash Sunday along with eight others, players have found creative ways of honoring him.
NBA athletes intentionally committed 8-second and 24-second clock violations to pay tribute to the icon, who wore the numbers 8 and 24 in his career. The homage was borrowed Tuesday night by LeBron James Jr. and Sierra Canyon high school teammates against Campbell Hall. James slammed home a thunderous dunk to punctuate the evening while his dad watched.