After the performance, the night hostess Alice Keys He took to the stage and offered severe words for the death of former NBA player and teenager Gianna Maria Onor Bryant, 13. “We are literally standing here, with a broken heart, in Kobe Bryant’s house, “, The singer paid tribute to Kobe Bryant, his daughter and his family during their inauguration Staples Center, where Bryant’s 8 and 24 shirts hang on the rafters. “Today the whole world lost a hero. Right now, Kobe and his daughter Gianna and all those people have died who are in our prayers, in our hearts, in our souls.
After those words, and before a visually moved audience, Boyz II Men joined Keys in tribute to explain the song “It’s So Hard to Too Goodbye Tomorrow”.
After that emotional moment, Ki ended: “We love you Kobe, you were an extraordinary person. We are going to cry, dance and love, and we are sure that we will have a beautiful energy here because it makes music, which is the most healing thing in the world. “
DJ Khalid, Who participated in a tribute to the late rapper Nipsy Hustle, said it would also be for Bryant and his daughter. “The news is devastating,” said Khalid, who had a musical number with John Legend, Meek Mill and Kirk Franklin. “We will pay tribute not only to Nippy but also to Kobe and Gianna. It is difficult for me to talk now. ”
It was not easy for Smokey Robinson to talk about Bryant, whom he described as his friend. “As a parent, to think that their daughter was there and there was nothing he could do for her ”he said.
The NBA star was traveling with eight other people this Sunday – They include his 13-year-old daughter, Xianna Maria Onore – In his personal helicopter Sikorsky S-76 when he landed over the city of Calabas located in Los Angeles County, California. A fire broke out after the accident. There were no survivors. The father and daughter were going to Mamba Academy for a basketball practice when the accident occurred.
Bryant went on to have an impressive career in the world’s most competitive basketball league compared to Michael Jordan. Escort was created as a legend of the Los Angeles Lakers, where he won five NBA rings, in addition to receiving two gold medals at the Olympic Games with a US team shirt.
The Lakers took off two Philadelphia-born 8 and 24 number shirts. He is the only player in the team’s history to have received this honor. He retired in 2016.
Killed with eight others, Bryant not only conquered the basketball court as a figure of The Lakers, but also had a great personality outside him and a celebrity in America and the rest of the world. An example of his success despite his sporting achievements was the Oscar which won Best Short Animated by “Dear Basketball” (2017)