The sports world was rocked Sunday afternoon when news broke that Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif.

His 13-year-old daughter, Gianna Maria, also was killed.

Many around the sports world took to Twitter to mourn the loss of the NBA legend. And two teams found a unique way to honor someone who changed the game of basketball.

The San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors opened their game by each taking a 24-second shot clock violation. Twenty-four, of course, for Bryant’s No. 24 he donned while a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. The fans in attendance at AT&T Center came together for a standing ovation followed a “Kobe” chant.

Check it out below:


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