translated from Spanish: Kobe Bryant: tributes at NBA games and their history watching «Giant Saturday» to learn Spanish

The sports world mourned on Sunday the departure of legendary former basketball player Kobe Bryant at the age of 41, following a helicopter crash in which four other people, including one of his daughters, died. The NBA, a league where Bryant became known, did not stop after his death was known. The Toronto Raptors and San Antonio Spurs had to go out on the court minutes after the accident, so they decided to honor him in their own way. Both teams agreed to let the clock run during the first possession of 24 seconds to remember the late star, who played his entire career with the number 24 on his back. As the seconds ran, the audience clapped on their feet and chanted their name. At the same time, Bryant’s image with the date of his birth and death (1978-2020) appeared on the screen of AT&T Center. Bryant and «Sábado Gigante» Although Bryant had no direct link to Chile, a story he himself told relates the former basketball player to the Chilean-born program «Sábado Gigante», hosted by Mario Kreutzberger, «Don Francisco». Bryant in the interview acknowledged that he spoke fluent Spanish because with his latin-born wife Vanessa, they would watch TV shows like «La Madrastra» and watch the program «Sábado Gigante».

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