Kyrie Irving wears Kobe Bryant Lakersjersey ahead Nets, Heat game

Kyrie Irving wears Kobe Bryant Lakers' jersey ahead Nets, Heat game

Kyrie Irving sat out the Brooklyn Nets-纽约尼克斯 game on Jan. 26, 2020, after learning of NBA 传说 Kobe Bryant’s death earlier that day. 在星期一 — a day before the anniversary of his deathIrving paid tribute to Bryant by wearing his iconic 洛杉矶湖人队 jersey before a game.

Irving wore Bryant’s No.8 Lakers jersey as he entered the Barclays Center for the 篮网second game against the 迈阿密热火.

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You know who I was rockin’ tonight,” he said walking into the building.

The team shared the moment on social media with the captionLegends are forever.

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Irving and Bryant were said to be close and that he looked to him as a mentor. After learning that Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others tragically died in a helicopter crash, Irving sat out a game later that night.

Irving had 16 points for the Nets on Monday, who completed a sweep of the Heat in two games. Brooklyn won 128-124 on Saturday and again two days later but managed a low-scoring game, 获胜 98-85.

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