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TIME Magazine To Honour Late NBA Legend, Kobe Bryant With January 2020 Cover

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TIME Magazine will honor Kobe Bryant with a cover featuring the late NBA star in his Lakers uniform taking a final bow.

The publication announced Monday that it will memorialize the legendary Los Angeles Lakers player with a commemorative cover, to hit stands on Friday, Jan. 31.

Bryant and eight other people — including his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna — tragically died on Sunday after the famous basketball player’s helicopter crashed into a hillside outside Los Angeles.

Bryant was 41.The black-and-white Time cover features an image of Bryant from the back.

The angle was seemingly chosen to highlight the retired basketball player’s No. 24 jersey.

Bryant appears to be bowing to an audience as a spotlight shines on him from above.“Kobe Bryant,” reads the only text on the cover. “1978 – 2020.”