NBA Teams Honor Kobe With 24-Second Shot Clock, 8-Second Backcourt Violations [VIDEO]

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By 97.1 The Ticket
97.1 The Ticket -- As the basketball world mourned the death of Kobe Bryant, his teenage daughter and seven others, NBA teams paid tribute to the Black Mamba as they took the court Sunday afternoon.
The Denver Nuggets and Houston Rockets were the first two teams to tip off on Sunday, and paid tribute, as did all teams throughout the day, with a moment of silence before the game.

The Rockets and Nuggets held a moment of silence before tipoff to remember Kobe Bryant. #KobeBryant pic.twitter.com/96Xn6iF2bB

— Atiye (@NetflixAtiye) January 26, 2020

The Rockets and Suns each began their game by taking 24-second shot clock violations, in honor of the jersey number Bryant wore for the latter half of his illustrious 20-year career with the Los Angeles.

Remarkable moment to start the Raptors-Spurs game. pic.twitter.com/thmt9ZU1Ra

— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) January 26, 2020

That set off a trend across the league's other games later in the day, as the Grizzlies followed suit and the Suns followed that up with an eight-second backcourt violation, in honor of the number Bryant wore when he broke into the league straight out of high school.

a moment to remember a legend pic.twitter.com/nPuL6dVjub

— Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) January 26, 2020

Bigger than basketball.Rest In Peace, 24 -- pic.twitter.com/oL4ERWEx4m

— Boston Celtics (@celtics) January 26, 2020

The New Orleans Pelicans held a 24-second moment of silence for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna before today's game against the Boston Celtics ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Q87Pf2D48E

— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) January 26, 2020

The Clippers took a 24-second violation, the Magic took an 8-second violation in honor of Kobe Bryant. 8 and 24. Wow. pic.twitter.com/4n06iWbbLx

— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) January 26, 2020

"Just don't feel like broadcasting. I know a lot of the players don't feel like playing. It's just a sad, sad day."Mike Breen speaking emotionally about Kobe's death at the start of the Nets-Knicks game pic.twitter.com/ufr9CVmd17

— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 27, 2020