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27th Jan 2020

The Empire State Building in New York was lit purple and gold last night to honour Kobe Bryant

Rebecca O'Keeffe

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An incredible tribute.

Yesterday, the world lost one of the greatest sporting legends of our generation.

Kobe Bryant lost his life in a devastating helicopter crash, along with eight other people.

Since the news broke of Kobe’s passing, tributes have flooded in for the NBA hero.

Among the tributes was The Empire State Building in New York City.

To honour the late basketball player, the iconic building in Manhattan lit up purple and gold.

Purple and gold are the colours of the LA Lakers, the team that Kobe played with for 20 years.


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The Empire State Building lit purple and gold tonight in honor of Kobe Bryant! #kobebryant bryant #rip #legend #kobe #nba #gonetoosoon

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Along with the Empire State, Madison Square Garden also lit itself up in the LA Lakers colours in memory of Kobe.


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Mamba Forever ? Rest In Peace, Kobe.

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