BOSTON — The Boston Celtics paid tribute to an NBA legend Thursday night.
Playing in their first home game since the tragic death of Kobe Bryant on Sunday, the Celtics honored Bryant with a pregame ceremony.
The Celtics first recognized all nine victims of the helicopter crash before paying tribute specifically to Bryant. They beamed Bryant’s No. 24 onto the parquet floor, then held a 24 moment of silence.
The Celtics honor Kobe Bryant with a 24 second moment of silence while beaming his number onto the floor. They played a video tribute, as well. pic.twitter.com/h67bt4tWND
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After that, the Celtics played a tribute video.