Kobe Bryant’s favorite club AC Milan pays tribute to him

It’s a very special moment for fans of AC Milan and Kobe Bryant. AC Milan players and supporters paid tribute to basketball and NBA legend before their Coppa Italia win over the Torino on Tuesday, January 28 at the San Siro.

The Milan team had black armbands and fans in the stands were wearing LA number jerseys as they watched a minute of silence for Bryant, who was tragically killed in a helicopter accident with his 13-year-old girl and seven others on Sunday near Calabasas, California. He was 41 years old.

 

Your memory will never fade, your legacy will last forever
Ciao, Kobe! ❤#SempreKobe pic.twitter.com/ojj1Ky1s5Y

— AC Milan (@acmilan) January 28, 2020

Bryant, an 18-time NBA All-Star with the Lakers, has been a fan of AC Milan and football since his youth in Italy. The deceased sportsman grew up in the Boot between 6 and 13 years old while his father Joe played basketball in the country.

In 2013, Bryant visited the AC Milan training center, the Milanello Sports Center, met some players and even took photos with the iconic Rossoneri Jersey. Speaking to the media in Italian after his visit, Bryant confessed his love for the club since he was a child.

he said “I have been a supporter of AC Milan since my childhood. Being here is a great honor for me. When I was young, watching Gullit, Van Basten and Maldini, it was like a dream for me. AC Milan has always been my favorite team. It always has a special place in my heart. Back in Los Angeles, I have a scarf and a Milanese shirt hanging in my locker room and I see them every day”.

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