The Lakers held a pregame ceremony for Bryant before tipoff against the Portland Trail Blazers and continued to honor him throughout the game, which ended in a Blazers victory.
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The Lakers and Blazers began the game by exchanging violations to honor Kobe.
Early on, James led the way as the Lakers made big plays in the first half. The Lakers' forward finished with 22 points.
In the second half, Damian Lillard caught fire with his trademark long-range shots and big finishes at the rim. Lillard finished with 48 points, 10 assists and 9 rebounds.
NBA superstars around the league were impressed.
Superstars perform to honor Kobe at Staples Center
The Lakers held pregame and halftime festivities to honor Kobe Bryant with performances by Usher, Ben Hong, Boyz II Men, Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth.
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Tributes from inside Staples Center
When fans arrived at Staples Center, they found these shirts on their seats.
LeBron James entered the building.
The Lakers also made sure Kobe's name and number will be ever present inside the arena.
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Carmelo sits out Friday night
Carmelo Anthony played in Portland's game Wednesday night, but decided to sit out Friday's game against the Lakers.
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LeBron speaks from the heart to honor crash victims
LeBron James trashes his notes and speaks from the heart to honor Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and the seven other victims of the tragic helicopter crash.
LeBron emotional during national anthem performed by Boyz II Men
LeBron James becomes emotional during the national anthem performed by Boyz II Men.
Usher performs 'Amazing Grace' to begin ceremony
The Lakers begin their pregame ceremony to honor Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and the seven victims of the helicopter crash with a rendition of "Amazing Grace," performed by Usher.
LeBron arrives before Lakers' first game since death of Kobe
LeBron James arrives at Staples Center a few hours before the Lakers play their first game since Kobe Bryant's death.
Cook arrives for Lakers game with pic of Kobe and daughter on shirt
Quinn Cook arrives for the Lakers' game with a picture of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, on the front of his shirt.
Kobe Bryant tribute in his own words on his love of basketball and family
Ben Hong plays the cello while Kobe Bryant details his love for the game of basketball and his family in a video tribute.
Lakers don Kobe jerseys during pregame warm-ups
The Lakers exit the tunnel and run onto the floor for pregame warm-ups sporting Kobe Bryant jerseys.
Lakers, Blazers honor Kobe with 24- and 8-second violations
The Lakers win the tip and take a 24-second violation, followed by the Blazers' 8-second violation to honor the late Kobe Bryant.
LeBron, Davis rock the rim on back-to-back possessions
LeBron James and Anthony Davis spark the L.A. crowd with dunks on consecutive possessions.
LeBron lofts no-look pass for Howard's slam
LeBron James pushes the pace and serves a no-look assist to Dwight Howard for the flush.
Lakers coaches rock Kobe kicks on bench
The Lakers coaching staff sport Kobe Bryant's signature shoes on the sideline.
Lillard hammers home incredible dunk
Damian Lillard slices through defenders and throws down a vicious dunk in traffic.
Lillard knocks down tough 3 plus the foul
Damian Lillard continues his hot third quarter by knocking down a tough 3-pointer plus the foul.