The 49ers and Chiefs will honor Kobe Bryant before Super Bowl LIV on Sunday.
Players will line up pregame at the 24-yard line, according to NFL Network.
Bryant wore No. 24 during his Hall of Fame career with the Lakers. He died last Sunday in a helicopter crash in California, along with one of his daughters, Gianna.
Since Bryant’s death, sports figures across the world have paid tribute to him.
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And Sunday’s Super Bowl will unsurprisingly be no different, as the 49ers and Chiefs pay their respects to one of the NBA’s best ever players.
Immediately after Bryant’s death, tributes — via social media — poured in from across the NFL, including Giants running back Saquon Barkley and Jets running back Le’Veon Bell.
The Lakers on Friday played their first game since Bryant’s death, against Portland. There was an extensive pregame tribute, including performances by Usher and Boyz II Men.
Bryant, his daughter, and seven other people died in last Sunday’s helicopter crash. Bryant was 41 years old.
The NFL on Sunday, before the Super Bowl, will also honor former Vikings defensive end Chris Doleman, who also played for the 49ers. Doleman, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died last week of cancer at age 58.
Doleman was included in Sunday’s Bryant-related moment of silence.
(NJ Advance Media’s Zack Rosenblatt contributed to this report.)
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