It’s still Mamba forever!
THR is reporting that the late basketball star Kobe Bryant was remembered by the entertainment community at the NAACP Image Awards on Saturday night, with a tribute hosted by black-ish star Anthony Anderson.
The In Memoriam segment highlighted the athlete’s life with a visual presentation of images from his career; it began with an empty basketball court onstage. An audio clip that featured Bryant thanking his fans at a Lakers game played as images of the athlete appeared onscreen.
Two banners featuring Bryant’s jersey numbers 8 and 24 were later revealed. The segment concluded by playing a clip of Bryant speaking to his fans following a game. He thanked his family for their support during the speech. A photo of Bryant and Gianna sitting courtside at a game then appeared.
A public memorial event for Bryant is set to take place at the Staples Center on Feb. 24.