Cleveland Cavs, LeBron James pay homage to NBA icon Kobe Bryant (video, photo)

Cleveland Cavs, LeBron James pay homage to NBA icon Kobe Bryant (video, photo)
FILE - In this June 7, 2009 file photo Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) points to a player behind him after making a basket in the closing seconds against the Orlando Magic in Game 2 of the NBA basketball finals in Los Angeles. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. He was 41. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file) (Source: Mark J. Terrill)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The mood is somber across several NBA arenas as teams and players honor the late Kobe Bryant.

The Cavs, who are facing off against the Pistons in Detroit, committed a 24-second shot clock violation on Monday night to honor the basketball legend.

And on Monday night, LeBron James offered this heartfelt message on instagram:

Bryant, the Philly-born, 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the most iconic basketball players of his generation over a 20-year career with the L.A. Lakers, died Sunday in a helicopter crash near Calabasas, Calif. He was 41.

He daughter, Gianna, 13, passed away as well, along with seven others.

Kobe is survived by his three children: Natalia Diamante, 17; Bianka Bella, 3; and Capri Kobe, less than 1; and his wife Vanessa Bryant, 37.

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