The Game pays tribute to Kobe Bryant with new tattoo

Kobe Bryant's widow Vanessa has shared a heartbreaking Valentine's Day message

Kobe Bryant's widow Vanessa has shared a heartbreaking Valentine's Day message

The fourth quarter of the NBA All-Star Game on TNT will include a commercial-free four quarter as part of a new format aimed at honoring the late Kobe Bryant.

Kobe and Gianna were among the nine people who were killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas on January 26.

After the wave of criticism, the mural appeared to have been painted over this week, although the reason for its removal remains unclear, Black Indy Live reported.

The NBA today announced that Jennifer Hudson will perform a special tribute to the late Kobe Bryant at the All-Star Game on Sunday at Chicago's United Center.
The tribute will also honor Bryant's daughter Gianna and seven others who died with them in a helicopter crash on February 26.

They were married for nearly 20 years
They were married for nearly 20 years

The Game has paid tribute to Kobe Bryant with a tattoo on a distinct location of his body.

The first three quarters of the game-featuring Team Giannis (led by Giannis Antetokounmpo) and Team LeBron (led by LeBron James)-will each start with a 0-0 score and will be 12 minutes long.

The date 2/24 was significant because "24" was Bryant's jersey number towards the end of his 20 year career with the Los Angeles Lakers and Gianna wore "2" in her youth basketball games. At the beginning of the fourth quarter, the game clock will be turned off and a Final Target Score will be set. The teams will then play an untimed fourth quarter and the first team to reach the Final Target Score will win the NBA All-Star Game.

Chaka Khan and Tenille Arts will sing the US and Canadian national anthems, respectively, and Queen Latifah and Chance's brother Taylor Bennett will also perform over All-Star weekend.

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