4th quarter of All-Star game will be commercial-free to honor Kobe Bryant
The fourth quarter of the NBA All-Star game on Sunday in Chicago will be commercial-free to honor the late Kobe Bryant.
Team LeBron will wear No. 2 to honor Gianna Bryant, while Team Giannis will wear No. 24 to Kobe:
TNT announces another wrinkle to the Sunday All-Star game that will honor Kobe Bryant: A commercial-free fourth quarter, with both teams playing in an untimed period. Cumulative score of leading team through three quarters, plus 24, is the winning number. pic.twitter.com/NTafY2QGnv
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) February 13, 2020
In 1,346 career games for the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant cemented himself as an all-time great. Coming straight to the NBA from high school is no easy move, but Bryant finished his illustrious NBA career with averages of 25.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game. The 6-foot-6 shooting guard was an 18-time All-Star, two-time scoring champion, 15-time All-NBA Team member, two-time Finals MVP and five-time champion.
The Lakers retired Bryant’s No. 8 and 24 jerseys last year. He will be a first-ballot Hall of Famer as part of an incredible class when inductees are announced later this year.
Everyone needs to continue to keep Vanessa Bryant and Kobe’s surviving daughters in their prayers right now. It’s impossible to understand what the Bryant family is going through.
All-Star weekend figures to be emotional since there are going to be a ton of tributes to Bryant. Los Angeles has the best record in the West. However, nothing would make this season more special than to see LeBron James and Anthony Davis lead the Lakers to the Larry O’Brien Trophy come June.
Both players were close with Kobe and his passing would undoubtedly motivate them to win it all this year.