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Video: Nets leave courtside seats open for Kobe, Gianna Bryant

The Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night paid tribute to Kobe and Gianna Bryant, as well as the seven other victims of Sunday’s helicopter crash, prior to their game against the Detroit Pistons.

The Nets posted the names of all nine victims on their Jumbotron in the arena. They also left open the courtside seats in which Kobe and Gianna sat for a December game they attended at Barclays Center between the Nets and Hawks and added flowers to them.

Fans chanted “Kobe!” after the tribute.

Kyrie Irving was emotional after the tribute.

Irving did not play in the Nets’ game on Sunday after learning the news about Kobe, who was a mentor to him. In the past, Bryant cited Irving as the “mentee” to whom he was closest.


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