It’s hard to believe, but three years have already passed since the death of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant.
One of the most influential figures in basketball history, Bryant’s legacy has continued to shine through the NBA as players continue to honor the Black Mamba in a variety of ways.
From stars like Jayson Tatum and Devin Booker emulating their games after the all-time great to others like DeMar DeRozan and Buddy Hield who would never touch an NBA floor without Kobes on their feet, Bryant’s impact on basketball is still felt throughout the league on any given night.
On the three-year anniversary of his death, the players and teams showed plenty of love to Bryant with a number of tributes throughout the NBA. From pregame tunnel fits, to sneakers and more, take a look at how Bryant was honored on this day.
NBA players, teams pay tribute to Kobe Bryant on anniversary of death
Los Angeles Lakers
Today and Forever ♾️ pic.twitter.com/0iV6av8PpX
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) January 26, 2023
Remembering Kobe 3 years later in front of @thekiaforum @Lakers pic.twitter.com/CYByW4ksFx
— Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (@kaj33) January 26, 2023
Every time I speak I acknowledge Kobe and honor his memory by having the crowd crowd clap 8 times and point up to heaven. He is so loved and missed here in LA and around the world! 🙏🏾🕊️
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) January 27, 2023
It’s about to be one of those nights 🔥 pic.twitter.com/mZt2Jh8emh
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) January 27, 2023
Rest Peacefully 🤞🏾♾❤️
— Hélà (@KyrieIrving) January 26, 2023
Kobe’s legacy lives on 🐍🖤@ACFresh21 | #BullsKicks pic.twitter.com/MWTe4PfjRp
— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) January 26, 2023
— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) January 27, 2023
I think of you often, Kobe. 😌💜 pic.twitter.com/HX9Dc79iyv
— George Karl (@CoachKarl22) January 26, 2023