The Loss of Kobe Bryant

January 27th, 2020

We at the Tucson Basketball League wish to express our heartfelt condolences to the Bryant family over the loss of former Laker great Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna. It was relatively early into our long day of games when the news first broke and it spread quickly. As the day wore on, more and more players showed up for their games wearing No. 24 or No. 8 jerseys. It made for a surreal day with 23 basketball games being contested over a 12-hour period while the world-wide basketball community grieved. Nine people lost their lives when that helicopter went down and we pray for all of them and those they left behind.