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.

Bryant, who was 41, died Sunday after a helicopter that was carrying him and several others crashed in California.

Allowing the 24-second shot-clock to expire is a tribute to Bryant, who wore the number 24 as a player.

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