Kobe Bryant dead: Tributes, reactions during Monday’s NBA action

Ahead of the Detroit Pistons’ Monday night matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Pistons warmed up wearing jerseys with the Nos. 8 and 24, and the name “Bryant” displayed on the back.

The jerseys were the first of Monday’s on-court tributes to Kobe Bryant, who died Sunday at age 41 in a helicopter crash. Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna was also among the nine victims who were killed. 

During Sunday’s on-court action, players wrote messages on their sneakers paying tribute to Bryant. Arenas held moments of silence and teams opened with intentional 24-second and 8-second violations as a further gesture.

The Pistons and Cavaliers exchanged time violations to open their Monday night contest. 

Here’s a list of the other Bryant-related tributes from Monday night’s NBA action:

Miami Heat vs. Orlando Magic:

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