Sport NFL Honors Kobe Bryant and Daughter With Super Bowl 2020 Preshow Tribute

16:50  03 february  2020
16:50  03 february  2020 Source:   hollywoodreporter.com

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  Kobe Bryant was a tireless competitor who became a global sports icon NBA legend was killed along with his daughter, seven others, in helicopter crash north of Los Angeles. He was 41. The aircraft, which also carried Mr. Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others, crashed and burst into flames near Calabasas, Calif., late Sunday morning. There were no survivors. Mr. Bryant, whose home and post-NBA film and publishing offices were in the Orange County suburbs of southern Los Angeles, traveled frequently via helicopter. Mr.

Following a week of local and national tributes , Super Bowl LIV on Sunday honored late former Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant with a brief preshow Bryant , his daughter Gianna and Doleman were honored on the eve of Super Bowl LIV during the 2020 NFL Honors ceremony at the Adrienne

NFL holds a moment of silence for Kobe Bryant during the Super Bowl , and players honored the basketball legend on their cleats. The teams line up to pay tribute to Kobe Bryant before the start of the Super Bowl on Feb. 2, 2020 , in Miami. Shannon Stapleton / Reuters.

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Following a week of local and national tributes, Super Bowl LIV on Sunday honored late former Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant with a brief preshow moment of silence.

Following a montague salute to the U.S. military and history of the American flag featuring several NFL team owners, both the players and personnel of the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers stood on the field to take a moment to honor the late Lakers icon and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, who died Jan. 26 in a helicopter crash outside Los Angeles. 

"Our deepest condolences to the friends and families of those lost this past week. Nine individuals whose lives were caught short in Sunday's tragic accident, including Gianna and Kobe Bryant," an announcer said. "They will never be forgotten." 

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  'Warrior' Kobe among handful of NBA's greatest legends Kobe Bryant combined rare shooting skills, a tireless work ethic, fierce competitiveness, mental toughness and creativity to become one of the NBA's greatest players, according to his fellow basketball legends. "He was a fierce competitor, one of the greats of the game and a creative force," said six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan. "I loved Kobe, he was like a little brother to me."On purely basketball terms, Bryant was simply among the elite guards in NBA history, a maestro with dazzling drives to the hoop and the courage to take 3-point shots with the game on the line and the skill to sink them.

Kobe Bryant received a special tribute at the 2020 Super Bowl in Miami, one week after he and his 13-year-old NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had announced on Wednesday that the organization is planning to honor the late basketball star during football 's biggest night, without elaborating.

Photos: The Super Bowl halftime show . Lopez's daughter Emme joined her during "Let's Get Loud." The coat here featured both the Puerto Rican Before the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers began, there was also a moment to honor those who died in the helicopter crash.

“I don’t think just Los Angeles is mourning the loss of Kobe Bryant,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told the press during the pre-Super Bowl news conference. “Kobe was a special person. I did have the opportunity to meet him. He obviously brought a lot to our world, and I think all of us not only feel for the tragic events to his family but as well as everyone else who was a passenger on that helicopter.”

The NFL also memorialized one of its own, retired Minnesota Viking and Hall of Famer Chris Doleman. The former defensive end died of cancer Tuesday at the age of 58. 

During the Super Bowl halftime performance, headliners Jennifer Lopez and Shakira also paid a small tribute to Bryant. The commoration was first announced by the singers and Goodell on Thursday.

It began with Lopez, who was joined onstage by her daughter Emme Maribel Muñiz. Emme sang from Lopez’s hit “Let's Get Loud,” surrounded by white lights and backed by a young group of girls dressed all in white who sang the lyrics, “ If you want to live your life / Live it all the way and don't waste it."

Later in the halftime performance, Shakira brought together a group of dancers dressed in all gold, who performed the singer’s hit “Waka Waka” to a stage illuminated in gold and purple, the color of the Lakers.

During the Fox preshow, host and analyst Michael Strahan took a moment to remember Bryant following a special reading from the sports icon's Oscar-winning short film Dear Basketball by friend and San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman.

Kobe Bryant's helicopter not equipped with terrain warning system that could have alerted pilot to hillside

  Kobe Bryant's helicopter not equipped with terrain warning system that could have alerted pilot to hillside The helicopter that crashed Sunday, killing nine people including Kobe Bryant, was not equipped with a terrain alarm system that could have warned the pilot he was approaching a hillside, National Transportation Safety Board officials said Tuesday.  1/33 SLIDES © Tim Fuller/USA TODAY Sports Former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26, 2020, in Calabasas, Calif. We take a look back at his life and career. 2/33 SLIDES © Garrett Ellwood/NBAE/Getty Images Fourth on NBA's all-time scoring list and five championships under his belt, Kobe Bryant was a legend of modern-day basketball.  3/33 SLIDES © Nathaniel S.

Опубликовано: 31 янв. 2020 г. First i go over my brief comments on the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant , his daughter and 7 others in a helicopter crash last Sunday. How Jennifer Lopez and Shakira Will Honor Kobe Bryant During Super Bowl Halftime Show - Продолжительность: 2:12

Sunday’s Super Bowl is the second major live event that includes tributes to Bryant . Last Sunday night’s Grammy Awards took place just hours after news of the tragedy During the show , performers and presenters shared their shock and grief. The show kicked off with a performance by Lizzo, who

"Kobe was a friend and I'm lucky enough to call him my friend, but he's a guy who has transcended his sport," Strahan said. "Most guys and people in their sport are motivated by him and he motivated, everyone because he had a tenacity. He had a willingness and a commitment to be great, to be the best at whatever you did."

Bryant, his daughter Gianna and Doleman were honored on the eve of Super Bowl LIV during the 2020 NFL Honors ceremony at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami. Players gave shout-outs to the late basketball star after taking the stage to accept their awards, but it was retired quarterback Peyton Manning who delivered the night’s direct tribute to Bryant.

“We knew him as a superhero in his world, and as a curious, passionate fan in ours,” Manning said during the NFL Honors event.

Since his death, Bryant has been remembered across the NBA and by his hometowns, as well as the larger professional sports community and entertainment world.

The past week saw the Philadelphia native honored by the NBA's 76ers, as well as his high school Lower Merion. The latter event featured the return of his former teammates and his high school jersey, which had been stolen back in 2017 before being sold to a collector in China. In Los Angeles, the legend’s 20-year career with the Lakers was honored in an emotional pregame ceremony following a week of fans flooding Staples Center with flowers, gifts and messages.

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  Kobe Bryant: Details of fatal helicopter crash revealed The helicopter that Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter were travelling in on Sunday was trying to clear a layer of cloud before it crashed into the ground, investigators have said. Instead of clearing the clouds, the helicopter began to bank sharply before heading towards the ground at a speed of 2,000 feet (610m) per minute. © Rex Features Bodies of all nine people on the helicopter, including Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, have been recovered A minute later, the twin-engine Sikorsky S-76B hit a hillside and burst into flames, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

On the day of Bryant's death, the Grammys hosted several tributes to the late basketball player, father, investor and Grannity Studios producer alongside a remembrance for rapper and community activist Nipsy Hussle. That same day, a moment of silence was held in Bryant’s name during the Pro Bowl and another at Super Bowl Opening Night on Monday.

Former NBA star and Bryant teammate Shaquille O’Neal is donating all the proceeds from his Super Bowl concert party to the Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation. O’Neal won three NBA titles with Bryant during eight seasons with the Lakers.

Super Bowl LIV is being held at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami and airing on Fox.

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Jennifer Lopez and Shakira announced last week that there would be a tribute to Kobe Bryant during their Super Bowl 2020 Halftime Show. But plenty of people missed it.

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