Bryant passed the love for the game to Gianna, who aspired to one day play basketball for the University of CT.
The first team to reach the cumulative target score will win the NBA All-Star Game.More news: USA ‘ready to help’ N. Korea combat virus - State Department
In this year's NBA All-Star Game between Team Giannis and Team LeBron - Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks and LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers are the team captains - the first three quarters will each become mini-games for charity, all of which will start scoreless and last 12 minutes. We're told one of the options being discussed was to sell the upper bowl seats at $24.02 - 24 representing Kobe's number and 2 representing Gigi's.
All-Star Game jerseys will also honor Bryant and his daughter.
The date 2/24 was significant because "24" was Bryant's jersey number towards the end of his 20 year career with the Los Angeles Lakers and Gianna wore "2" in her youth basketball games. The teams will then play an untimed fourth quarter.More news: United Kingdom finance minister Sajid Javid quits as PM Boris Johnson reshapes cabinet
According to Page Six, the singer will sing ahead of player introductions at the 69th annual game that will take place at the United Center on February 16.
As revealed by the National Basketball Association, the fourth quarter of the 2020 All-Star Game on Sunday (16/02) will be commercial free to honor Kobe Bryant.
A record eight All-Star Game players from outside the United States also include Frenchman Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz on Team Giannis and Team LeBron reserves Ben Simmons of Australia and the Philadelphia 76ers, Lithuanian Domantas Sabonis of IN and Serbian Nikola Jokic of Denver.More news: Lyft Grows Ridership, Beats Revenue Estimate In Q4, But Stock Drops