WASHINGTON – The District is showing the Mamba’s legacy some love. NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were killed in a helicopter crash in January. Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals wears Kobe Bryants number 24 on his jersey as he warm ups before playing against the Nashville Predators at Capital One Arena on January 29, 2020 in Washington, DC. Ovechkin wore the number 24 to honor form
The Wizards contributed 15 autographed Wizards black City Edition jerseys with the name Bryant, and either the number 8 or 24. Wizards players wore the jerseys during warmups before their Jan. 20 game.