A special NBA All-Star Weekend that honored the late basketball legend, Kobe Bryant, recently took place and had photos shared by Cookie Johnson.
It has been weeks since the passing of the former Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, yet many still pay tribute to the sudden loss of the athlete.
Last weekend’s All-Star game was not different as the event was altered to honor Bryant. Magic Johnson’s wife, Cookie, shared glimpses of the game on Instagram.
Cookie Johnson and Magic Johnson attend the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "The Legend Of Tarzan." | Source: Getty Images
COOKIE POSTS ABOUT THE ALL-STAR WEEKEND
The NBA champion’s wife took to social media to share photos and videos, including one with her husband and videos of the game and performances. She captioned the post:
“What an awesome #NBAAllStar Sunday!! An incredible opening with wonderful remakes from my @MagicJohnson followed by a powerful performance by the incomparable @iamjhud.”
Johnson also delivered a short speech about the late Bryant and David Stern before asking for an “8-second moment of silence” to honor the two.
Singer Jennifer Hudson also gave an emotional performance, to the tune of “For All We Know,” to honor the basketball athlete.
A TRIBUTE TO KOBE BRYANT
“My friend, a legend, husband, father, son, brother, Oscar winner and greatest Laker of all-time is gone. It’s hard to accept. Kobe was a leader of our game, a mentor to both male and female players.”
Johnson ended his series of tweets by sending prayers for the family of the athlete, including his wife Vanessa, and daughters Natalia, Bianka, and Capri.
THE HELICOPTER CRASH
Bryant passed away on January 26, 2019, along with his daughter and other passengers on the helicopter that saw no survivors.
Initial reports said that the crash that happened in Calabasas was due to a breakage in the vehicle and led to a bushfire after hitting the ground.
The incident happened around 9 am and has been under investigation, given the private helicopter was in good condition and used for luxurious travel.
Kobe Bryant and his family at the Game Five of the 2009 NBA Finals against the Orlando Magic. | Source: Getty Images
The NBA superstar was 41-years-old and had played as a professional for 20 years, winning five NBA championships for the Los Angeles Lakers.