NBA Players Commit 8- & 24-Second Violations to Honor Kobe as Lakers-Clippers Game Postponed

NBA Players Commit 8- & 24-Second Violations to Honor Kobe as Lakers-Clippers Game Postponed

At NBA games nationwide on Monday, players intentionally committed eight- and 24-second violations in honor of Kobe Bryant’s two jersey numbers during his 20-season career with the Los Angeles Lakers. NBC News reports that several games began with teams trading shot-clock or backcourt violations back-to-back as many players held back tears while standing motionless on the hardwood. Fans responded by chanting, “Ko-be! Ko-be!” Meanwhile, Tuesday night’s scheduled matchup between the Lakers and local rivals the Clippers has been postponed in the wake of Bryant’s death on Sunday. “The decision was made out of respect for the Lakers organization, which is deeply grieving the tragic loss of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven other people in a helicopter crash on Sunday,” the NBA said in a statement.<br /><br />

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