On February 24, Niagara Falls will be illuminated in purple and yellow light — Los Angeles Lakers colours — in memory of Kobe Bryant.
The basketball star died suddenly and tragically in California on January 26, when the helicopter he was travelling in crashed.
His 13-year-old daughter Gianna, who was on board with him, also died.
From 9 to 9:30 pm, the special illumination will honour Bryant, Gianna, and John, Keri and Alyssa Altobelli; Sarah and Payton Chester; Christina Mauser and Ara Zobayan, who were on their way to a basketball tournament at Bryant’s Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, California.
Gianna’s team was coached by her dad.
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Along with the significance that the illumination carries on its own, the date is also meaningful, as 2 and 24 were Gianna and Kobe’s respective jersey numbers.