Philadelphia Lights Skyline Purple to Honor Kobe Bryant
Philadelphia is showing some support in honor of Los Angeles Lakers player Kobe Bryant by lighting the skyline, the Wells Fargo Center, Boathouse Row and the Ben Franklin Bridge with purple lights on Monday night.
The basketball legend passed away in a helicopter crash that included seven others and his very own 13-year-old daughter Gianna. Kobe Bryant played basketball from 1992-1996 at the Lower Merion High school in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. While there are services going around all over the United States, his high school also decided to have their own memorial service to thank him.
Bryant's high school years conditioned him for a 20-year career and helped him become a man that meant so much to this great nation. With Bryant being a 18-time All-Star who won five NBA championships, he found himself in Philadelphia many times throughout his basketball career. The lighting of skyline shows that the city will truly miss his presence.