New Yorkers Pay Tribute To Kobe Bryant At The Bryant Park Subway Station

by Stephanie Maida · January 27, 2020

    He may have been a certified Los Angeles legend, but fans across the country have been mourning the death of basketball icon, Kobe Bryant.

    On Sunday, Madison Square Garden, which was hosting a game between the Knicks and the Nets, lit up with an image of Bryant. The two teams also paid tribute by taking a 24-second shot clock violation in honor of Bryant's jersey number, 24, worn when he played with the L.A. Lakers.

    Today, a makeshift memorial also appeared on the 7 train platform at Bryant Park, where someone pasted "Kobe" above the sign which reads "Bryant Park." Similar subway tributes have been paid to honor David Bowie and Aretha Franklin, who inspired "Respect" signs at the Franklin Street and Franklin Avenue stations, which have since been made permanent by the MTA.