Typically, the on-display jerseys are dimmed during non-sporting events held in the arena, so the decision was a clear tribute to Bryant, who died just hours ahead of the music awards show in a helicopter crash.
Upon hearing the news of Bryant's death, Djokovic paid tribute to his friend in an Instagram post Monday morning.
Boys II Men then joined Keys for an acoustic version of the band's classic, "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye". But he will be remembered most for inspiring people around the world to pick up a basketball and compete to the very best of their ability.
As we lost Kobe as well as his 13 year-old daughter Gianna in a tragic aircraft accident on Sunday, the weight of the tragedy created a feeling so somber, even the sun never fully showed its face on an overcast January day. "And we're literally standing here heartbroken in the house that Kobe Bryant built", Keys said before singing the tribute.
"The whole wide world lost a hero", the singer said in front of the audience.
In the wake of the news, the Hollywood community has shared in the outpouring of grief via Twitter. "We will be paying homage to not only Nipsey but also Kobe and Gianna".
He retired in 2016 as the third-leading scorer in National Basketball Association history, finishing two decades with the Lakers as a prolific scorer with a sublime all-around game and a relentless competitive ethic.
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A five-time NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers , Bryant was considered one of the greatest basketball players ever. Just to make a long story short, now I'm here in a Lakers uniform, in Philadelphia, where he's from.
Today's Grammy Awards opened with a sombre note in the aftermath of Kobe Bryant's shock death.
"It's just a huge loss to the game", Ross said on the red carpet.
"I still don't believe it".
"I hope everyone. gives their loved ones a hug and a kiss", Kraft said.
Bryant was beloved in Los Angeles, and played for years with the LA Lakers at the Staples Center, where the Grammys are held.
Singer Smokey Robinson shared that he knew the night would be "somber".
"You could just approach him like he's anybody", she said.