- SM Mall of Asia honored the late basketball legend Kobe Bryant through a Globamaze display
- On Facebook, the mall uploaded a photo of its famous giant globe, which now features Kobe’s jersey color and number 24
- Kobe and his 13-year-old daughter were among nine people who p
erished in a helicopter cra shon January 26
Through its famous Globamaze, the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) has paid tribute to the well-loved basketball legend Kobe Bryant; featuring a LED display that shows his jersey’s color and number, 24.
On Facebook, the mall uploaded a photo of its giant globe; reminding everyone of how Kobe captured the h
earts of many Filipinos.
“Legends live forever. Thank you, Kobe,” it wrote; adding the hashtags #MambaForever and #TwentyFourever”.
Kobe and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were among nine people who perished in a helicopter cra
sh on Sunday, January 26. They left behind his wife and three other children, including a baby who was just born last June 2019.
Messages of love and prayers poured on the comments section of the Kobe-inspired Globamaze’s photo.
“Thank you, Kobe,” Facebook user Joshua Dumanhug Carlos expressed. “You are great and legendary. Salamat sa inspirasyon, idol. Hindi ka namin makalilimutan.”
“Your legacy will
live in our h earts forever, Kobe. You’re the greatest player who wore the purple and gold, 8/24. Legend!” Glenn Andrada commented.
“Thank you for inspiring us, the new generation,” wrote Renzo Perez. “It’s been great to have you, Kobe.”
A number of netizens also thanked the icon for inspiring them to play basketball; while others chose to simply remember his words of wisdom, as well as his legacy in the field of sports.
As of posting, the picture of MOA’s tribute has already received more than 29,000 shares and over 45,000 reactions.