Nothing but tributes during last night’s Lakers the game, their first since the sudden and tragic death of Kobe Bryant.

 

 

 

Kobe, along with his 13-year old daughter Gianna, and seven other people were all victims during last weekends helicopter crash in Calabasas, killing all passengers, including the pilot.  The Lakers took on the Portland Trail Blazers and prior to the beginning of their game, they honoured Kobe.

 

 

 

 

During the halftime show, Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth paid tribute to all victims and performed their massive tribute record, See You Again.  Towards the end of their performance, Wiz says in the mic, “To the late Kobe Bryant.  Peace and blessing to his entire family. His legacy is gonna be remembered. We love you Kobe.”  ‘See You Again’ was originally released back in 2015, and made tribute to the late Paul Walker and is also featured on the Furious 7 soundtrack.

 

 

 

Other tributes from last nights game includes Usher single ‘Amazing Grace,’ Kobe on the screen talking about basketball, his legacy and family and a cellist playing ‘Hallelujah.’

 

 

 

As everyone in attendance took home a No. 24 jersey, two seats were left empty, accompanied with red roses and both Kobe and Gianna’s basketball jerseys.  Vanessa Bryant posted a photo on her Instagram page, writing in the caption, “There is no no#24 without #2.”

 

 

 

 

 

And earlier in the week, Vanessa broke her silence on Instagram – posting a family photo along with a heartfelt caption.

 

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My girls and I want to thank the millions of people who’ve shown support and love during this horrific time. Thank you for all the prayers. We definitely need them. We are completely devastated by the sudden loss of my adoring husband, Kobe — the amazing father of our children; and my beautiful, sweet Gianna — a loving, thoughtful, and wonderful daughter, and amazing sister to Natalia, Bianka, and Capri. We are also devastated for the families who lost their loved ones on Sunday, and we share in their grief intimately. There aren’t enough words to describe our pain right now. I take comfort in knowing that Kobe and Gigi both knew that they were so deeply loved. We were so incredibly blessed to have them in our lives. I wish they were here with us forever. They were our beautiful blessings taken from us too soon. I’m not sure what our lives hold beyond today, and it’s impossible to imagine life without them. But we wake up each day, trying to keep pushing because Kobe, and our baby girl, Gigi, are shining on us to light the way. Our love for them is endless — and that’s to say, immeasurable. I just wish I could hug them, kiss them and bless them. Have them here with us, forever. Thank you for sharing your joy, your grief and your support with us. We ask that you grant us the respect and privacy we will need to navigate this new reality. To honor our Team Mamba family, the Mamba Sports Foundation has set up the MambaOnThree Fund to help support the other families affected by this tragedy. To donate, please go to MambaOnThree.org. To further Kobe and Gianna’s legacy in youth sports, please visit MambaSportsFoundation.org. Thank you so much for lifting us up in your prayers, and for loving Kobe, Gigi, Natalia, Bianka, Capri and me. #Mamba #Mambacita #GirlsDad #DaddysGirls #Family ??

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