Dubai Fans Bid Teary Adieu To The Black Mamba
Published on January 30, 2020 at 18.45
As tributes to basketball legend Kobe Bryant continue to pour from all over the world, basketball players and fans in Dubai got together on Wednesday to give him a special memorial - on the courts. Photo by Juidin Bernarrd/Khaleej Times
On Wednesday, the Lakers added to the tributes, describing Bryant as "more than a basketball player". Photo by Juidin Bernarrd/Khaleej Times
A special prayer and candle lighting was held at 8:30pm at Satwa Park basketball court… while a one-day basketball tournament is set over the weekend. Photo by Juidin Bernarrd/Khaleej Times
Bryant was a five-time NBA champion for his only team, the Los Angeles Lakers, and a double Olympic gold medallist.
After a 20-year career with the team, he retired in April 2016.
Photo by Juidin Bernarrd/Khaleej Times
…but his legacy stretches beyond the courts the Lakers and he will forever live on… even here in Dubai. Photo by Juidin Bernarrd/Khaleej Times