Jennifer Hudson, wearing the Los Angeles Lakers’ deep purple, performed a pregame tribute to the victims. Players on the team headed by LeBron James, of the Lakers, wore No. 2 on their jerseys in tribute to Gianna, who wore the number herself. The team headed by Giannis Antetokounmpo, of the Milwaukee Bucks, wore Bryant’s No. 24. And all players wore a patch with nine stars, one for each victim of the crash.
On Saturday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced that the league's All-Star MVP trophy would be renamed in Bryant's honor. The award is set to be given out later Sunday night to the player voted as the biggest star of the All-Star Game — a trophy that Bryant hoisted four times.
Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant were laid to rest Friday in a private ceremony in Corona Del Mar, California, according to Entertainment Tonight. A public ceremony to mourn them is scheduled to take place Feb. 24 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.