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Allen Iverson pays tribute to Lakers legend Kobe Bryant ahead of All-Star Game

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Former Philadelphia 76ers superstar Allen Iverson is known for showing respect to fellow legends of the game. Iverson’s display prior to the 2020 All-Star game in Chicago was no different. Iverson posted two photos on his own instagram sporting a Kobe Bryant No. 8 jersey and a Los Angeles Lakers hat.

AI also showed up to the All-Star game in a fur coat with his Bryant jersey and hat per CBS Chicago’s Ryan Baker.

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From 1996 to Forever #LongLiveMamba

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Heavy on my mind 📸: @shizziewho

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Bryant was, of course, involved in a Calabasas, California helicopter crash that took nine lives in January. Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were among those nine victims.

Various teams around the league and multiple players have found different ways to honor the late-Bryant in recent weeks and Iverson’s display adding to the long list.

A legend of the game himself, Iverson was selected to 11 All-Star games in his 14-year career and is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame.

The NBA itself has gone out of its way to honor Bryant by renaming the All-Star game MVP trophy to the Kobe Bryant MVP trophy — an award that Iverson won twice throughout his decorated career.

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