Landmarks Across The Country Shine Purple & Gold In Memory Of Kobe Bryant
By Stephanie Ogbogu
Whether you were a Lakers fan, a sports fan, or a fan of Kobe Bryant himself, it’s no doubt that the NBA star had a strong impact on the culture. Following his untimely death on Sunday at the age of 41-years-old, the entire world stopped to pay their respects.
No matter where you are, you’ll be able to find a tribute to Kobe Bryant near you. Here’s how the country is showing their love to #24.
As the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks faced off at the Madison Square Garden, the arena’s exterior glowed purple & gold for Kobe.
In New Orleans, it’s customary to have a second line parade to celebrate the life of someone who has passed away, so the city hit the streets for Kobe and his daughter.
Ft. Worth, TX showed out for Kobe Bryant.
The CN Tower in Toronto even paid respects.
Landmarks lit up in Las Vegas and Reno.
Last, but certainly not least, Los Angeles, the city where Kobe Bryant played his entire NBA career, showed up and showed out for the legend on the day of his passing. Several landmarks, murals, and shrines were put together in his honor. The LAX airport even shined purple & gold for the Black Mamba.