The CN Tower lit up in Lakers colours to honour Kobe Bryant (PHOTOS)

Jan 27 2020, 6:35 am

The CN Tower and Scotiabank Arena in Toronto changed their colours to honour Kobe Bryant, who was killed in a helicopter crash around 10 am PT on Sunday morning.

Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna also died in the crash.

Kobe and Gianna were among a group of people travelling in Kobe’s private helicopter to basketball practice near Thousand Oaks, California. LA County Sheriffs confirmed there were nine fatalities in the accident, though victims have not been publicly identified.

Responses from the sports world flooded the Internet on Sunday, and Toronto’s iconic establishments changed their lights to glow purple and gold — Lakers colours — to honour the legend.

The 18-time NBA All-Star played his entire 20-season career with the LA Lakers, leading the team to five NBA championships. He scored a total of 33,643 points during his career, and retired from after the 2015-16 season.

Bryant is survived by his wife, Vanessa, and children Natalia, Bianka, and newborn Capri.

 

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