Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Quinn Cook, and LeBron James close their eyes during a tribute to Kobe Bryant on Jan. 31 at Staples Center.
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Photos: Lakers honor the life of NBA legend Kobe Bryant

The best photos from the Lakers’ tribute to Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and the seven others who died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26, 2020.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Quinn Cook, and LeBron James close their eyes during a tribute to Kobe Bryant at Staples Center on Jan. 31, 2020. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Koby Bryant’s jerseys hang at Staples Center before a game between the Lakers and the Portland Trail Blazers on Jan. 31, 2020. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
Fans sit next to empty seats held in honor of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna at Staples Center on Jan. 31, 2020. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Members of the Black Mambas girls basketball team sit courtside before a pregame ceremony at Staples Center honoring their teammate Gianna Bryant and their coach Kobe Bryant on Jan. 31, 2020. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Anthony Davis sheds a tear during the national anthem on a night the Lakers honored the life of Kobe Bryant at Staples Center following his death in a helicopter crash. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
LeBron James points to the sky as Kentavious Caldwell-Pope comforts Lakers teammate Quinn Cook during a ceremony honoring the life of Kobe Bryant at Staples Center on Jan. 31, 2020. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
LeBron James speaks to the crowd at Staples Center during a ceremony honoring the life of Kobe Bryant at Staples Center on Jan. 31, 2020. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Usher sings “Amazing Grace” during a tribute to Kobe Bryant and the eight others killed in a helicopter crash before a game between the Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers at Staples Center on Jan. 31, 2020. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers teammates (from left) Quin Cook, LeBron James and Anthony Davis stand during a pregame ceremony honoring the life of Kobe Bryant at Staples Center on Jan. 31, 2020. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Fans outside Staples Center are overcome with emotion while watching a pregame tribute to Lakers legend Kobe Bryant on Jan. 31, 2020. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Joseph Hernandez, right, wipes a tear while watching a pregame tribute to Kobe Bryant with hundreds of fans standing outside Staples Center on Jan. 31, 2020. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
A Kobe Bryant fan carries a rose while standing across the street from the Circa LA Apartments that features a digital memorial to the Lakers star in downtown Los Angeles.  (Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times)
Cellist Ben Hong performs a tribute to Kobe Bryant, daughter Gianna and seven others who died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas on Jan. 26 before the start of the Lakers’ game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Staples Center on Jan. 31, 2020. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
Cellist Ben Hong of the Los Angeles Philharmonic performs a tribute to Kobe Bryant at Staples Center on Jan. 31, 2020. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers star LeBron James listens to the the national anthem during a pregame ceremony honoring the life of Kobe Bryant at Staples Center on Jan. 31, 2020. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Boys to Men sing the national anthem before the start of the Lakers’ game against them Portland Trail Blazers at Staples Center on Jan. 31, 2020. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers star LeBron James watches the 24 second clock wind down to honor Kobe Bryant during a ceremony at the Staples Center on Jan. 31, 2020. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
The Lakers hold each other close during a performance by Usher honoring Kobe Bryant on Jan. 31 at Staples Center. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
LeBron James greets Matt Barnes before a Lakers game against the Trail Blazers on Jan. 31 at Staples Center. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
LeBron James holds the ball and lets the 24-second shot clock expire as a tribute to Kobe Bryant to begin a game against the Trail Blazers on Jan. 31 at Staples Center. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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