Video: Nuggets hold extended moment of silence for Kobe Bryant before game vs. Rockets
The basketball world is reeling from the tragic loss of former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant following a fatal helicopter crash in Calabasas on Sunday morning.
The news, which was first reported by TMZ, circulated shortly before tip-off of Sunday afternoon’s game between the Houston Rockets and Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center.
In the wake of the Bryant news, the Nuggets held an extended moment of silence, which was subsequently followed by an outburst of “Ko-be!” chants throughout the arena:
Nuggets hold extended moment of silence for Kobe Bryant.
Spontaneously, a “Ko-be” chant breaks out. pic.twitter.com/Rw9gLmfO9L
— Mike Singer (@msinger) January 26, 2020
Bryant and four others, including his daughter GiGi, were killed in the accident.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is set to host a press conference at 2 p.m. PST, where they will likely answer questions about the accident and shed more light on what occurred early Sunday morning:
#LASD #PressConference 2pm PST at Las Virgenes Rd/Willow Glen; @LACoSheriff Villanueva, @LACOFD Chief Osby & other authorities will provide details on the tragic helicopter crash that occurred this morning in #Calabasas.
— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) January 26, 2020
For now, the NBA community mourns the loss of an all-time great. RIP Kobe Bryant.
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