Sempre Kobe: AC Milan to commemorate tragic boyhood fan Kobe Bryant with black armbands

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Italian giants AC Milan will honor tragic NBA legend Kobe Bryant with black armbands at their Coppa Italia match with Torino on Tuesday. Bryant was an avid ‘I Rossoneri’ fan, having spent a period of his childhood in Italy,

READ MORE: NBA legend Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash aged 41

Former LA Lakers legend Bryant died aged 41 when the helicopter in which he was travelling crashed into a mountain side in Calabasas, California, on Sunday, killing all those aboard including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna.

Bryant spent eight years of his childhood living in Italy from age 6 while his father Joe played basketball in the country, going to school and learning the language in the towns of Reggio Calabria, Pistoia and Reggio Emilia and developing an affinity for Milan, idolizing their Dutch striker Marco van Basten.

Milan have announced they will honor the former five-time NBA champion with black armbands at their Coppa Italia quarter final match versus Torino on Tuesday.

“In agreement with Serie A, tonight AC Milan will wear the black armband in memory of Kobe Bryant, who died in a tragic helicopter crash together with his daughter Gianna Maria and 7 other victims,” the club announced on Twitter.

“The whole San Siro will also pay a tribute just a few minutes away from kick off.”


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