Kobe Bryant: Toronto Raptors and San Antonio Spurs run out 24-second shot clock in honour of NBA legend

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The San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors both took a 24-second violation at the start of their NBA match on Sunday to honour basketball legend Kobe Bryant.

Bryant's death in a helicopter crash in Calabasas near Los Angeles, California was sadly confirmed shortly before the game started in San Antonio, Texas.

Both teams held the ball for 24 seconds, which is a violation in the NBA. The Raptors did it first and the Spurs followed.

Kobe wore the #24 jersey for the Los Angeles Lakers, the franchise he spent his entire 20-year career playing for.

It was a touching scene inside the AT&T Center, where the crowd rose to their feet and chanted "Kobe!".

Bryant's passing sent shockwaves around the sporting world, with a number of sports stars reacting to the tragic news.

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