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Dubai Fans Bid Teary Adieu To The Black Mamba

Photo by Juidin Bernarrd/Khaleej Times

Published on January 30, 2020 at 18.45

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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
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On Wednesday, the Lakers added to the tributes, describing Bryant as "more than a basketball player". Photo by Juidin Bernarrd/Khaleej Times
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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
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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
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…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
 
 
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