On Jan. 31, 2020, two school rivalries came together to have one supporting game for the death of Kobe Bryant.
Barren County High School and Glasgow Highschool had their dedication game on Jan.31. The student section was filled with purple and gold, as a tribute to Bryant and the nine others that died in the tragic helicopter crash on Jan 26.
“It was such an honor to wear the colors of the Lakers tonight. Just being here, and supporting Kobe by wearing his number, 24,” Rose Muhlbaier said.
Each team’s section wore Bryant’s face on the cover of their shirts and had either numbers 24 or 8, his team numbers, written on their cheeks.
“Kobe Bryant is very inspiring on what he has shown to the world ,” Harmonee Pedigo, sophomore, said.
Bryant was with family friends on the helicopter, all of them going to support his daughter’s basketball team. Bryant, a player of the Los Angeles Lakers, died at age 41.
Bryant’s 13 year old daughter and aspiring basketball player, Gianna Bryant, also passed in the helicopter crash.
Bryant had a great and successful life, and will always be looked up to as the ‘Black Mamba’, as seen in this symbolic game.