Usually Super Bowl week dominates the sports media world. However, the NFL's biggest game of the year took a backseat due to tragic circumstances. Last Sunday, Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year daughter Gianna, and seven other individuals lost their lives in a helicopter crash in Calabasas. Just days before the Super Bowl, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced the league would have a tribute for basketball star, and it didn't disappoint. At the conclusion of warmups, members of the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs lined up at their respective 24-yard lines for a moment of silence.
There have been a variety of tributes throughout the major professional sports leagues. From shot clock violations to wearing Kobe sneakers, the top talent in the world honored the memory of the future Hall of Famer.
In fact, 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman arrived at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami wearing a Bryant jersey.
The NFL knew how to honor a fellow sports legend and made sure it was memorable. Job well done.