Nike Honored Kobe Bryant With a Beautiful Tribute During New York Fashion Week

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Kobe Bryant‘s legacy is bigger than basketball. On Wednesday, Nike models took the stage during New York Fashion Week to show off the brand’s exciting new collections and uniforms for this Summer’s 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. During the display of cool sneakers and patriotic jerseys, there was a tribute to Kobe, who was a Nike athlete.

Six children walked out wearing Kobe’s Los Angeles Lakers basketball jerseys, both number 8, which he wore from 1996 through 2006, and number 24, which he wore at the beginning of the 2006 season until he retired in 2016. The kids donned an array of purple, gold, and black jerseys, highlighting Kobe’s legacy after he tragically died last month.

On Jan. 26, Kobe and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna Bryant, were killed in a helicopter accident in California that took the lives of nine passengers. Across the globe, there have been so much love and innumerable tributes celebrating the lives and legacies of both Kobe and Gianna.

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