The Los Angeles Lakers honored the late Kobe Bryant with a tribute before the first game following his death with performances by Usher and cellist Ben Hong.
It also included a montage that was narrated by Kobe himself.
The tribute also included a pwoerful speech by LeBron James who tossed his speech to speak from the heart.
Before the actual game could start against the Portland Trailblazers — every player in the starting lineup for the Lakers was announced as Kobe Bryant.
It should also be noted that the Lakers posted the names of all 9 people lost in the tragic helicopter accident and honored them with a 24.2 second moment of silence while the board showed the 2 courtside seats draped with Kobe and Gigi’s jerseys.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.