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Mural of Gigi and Kobe Bryant


Individuals everywhere are mourning the loss of Kobe Bryant, Gigi Bryant, and the seven other passengers one year after they were taken from us.

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Gigi & Kobe Bryant

On this day last year, NBA and cultural icon Kobe Bryant tragically passed away in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. Along with Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter GiGi and seven others perished that day. The world stood still on that Sunday as reactions came in real time all over TV and the internet. From NBA stars to politicians, it's safe to say that Kobe's impact had no boundaries. With Kobe Bryant's life and legacy in mind, here's what we're watching today, January 26th.


The Los Angeles Lakers

Since the Los Angeles Lakers did not get to appropriately celebrate their recent championship, the team will be celebrating on opening night!

The Ceremony

The Lakers will be facing off against the Clippers in tonight's game, but will be given the chance to properly celebrate their recent championship win before hand. The ceremony is set to be broadcasted at 6:30pm tonight by TNT! The team even took to Twitter to post about their excitement sharing:

"Tuesday can't come soon enough"

Lebron James

Lebron James also took to Twitter to share his excitement about tonight's ceremony. However, he also mentions the disappointment he feels about his family, friends, and fans not being actually able to attend it due to the pandemic. He shared:

"WOW!!!! Ring Night man!! It just hit me. Man o Man!!! Hate my family, friends and fans won't be there to witness it though! Nevertheless I can't believe I'm RINGING it up again! #TrulyBlessed #ThekidfromAKRON"

Be sure to check out the game and ceremony tonight!

Wynn Resorts

It's been quite a hectic year for the Los Angeles Lakers. After losing Kobe Bryant, the team was left in turmoil and grief as they now had to figure out how to go on without their friend and teammate. However, the team bounced back and came out stronger than ever when they recently won the 2020 NBA Championship. Now, it's time to party.