The San Antonio Spurs vs. the Houston Rockets NBA game began with two 24-second clock violations in honor of the passing of NBA legend Kobe Bryant.
Here is how it transpired.
— John Elizondo (@johndelizondo) January 26, 2020
Bryant, who was 41, died Sunday after a helicopter that was carrying him and several others crashed in California.
Breaking: NBA legend Kobe Bryant among five people reportedly killed in a helicopter crash in California https://t.co/BGREf7Sala
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 26, 2020
Allowing the 24-second shot-clock to expire is a tribute to Bryant, who wore the number 24 as a player.