NBA Announces Major Tributes at All-Star Game for Kobe and Gianna Bryant

Kobe Bryant, Gigi Bryant
Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant | Paul Bereswill/Getty Images

After the tragic deaths of Kobe and Gianna Bryant on Sunday, NBA fans have been clamoring for some sort of tribute to the two in the upcoming NBA All-Star Game. Well, fans got what they wanted (sort of) with the league's unique rule changes for the game, but there was still more to come.

On Friday, the NBA revealed that Team LeBron will be wearing No. 2 jerseys in honor of Gianna, and Team Giannis will be wearing No. 24 in honor of Kobe.

The NBA All-Star game uniforms aren't the only ones being tweaked with a custom tribute.

Players in the Rising Stars game will also wear jerseys which will feature patches with the No. 2 and No. 24 on them, surrounded by nine stars in order to honor the individuals who lost their lives.

The NBA is making the right call by paying respect to Bryant, Gigi and the seven other victims of this horrible tragedy. Hopefully these tributes will help fans and players alike through these difficult times.