Mamba on their minds

PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
A fan sporting Bryant's No. 24 shirt is jubilant as he takes in Game 6 near the Lakers' Staples Centre home with fans not permitted at the NBA's Disney World bubble in Orlando.
A fan sporting Bryant's No. 24 shirt is jubilant as he takes in Game 6 near the Lakers' Staples Centre home with fans not permitted at the NBA's Disney World bubble in Orlando.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Lakers fans in celebratory mood, after their first NBA championship since 2010, take turns to pose with a mural of Kobe Bryant - a member of that 2010 team - and his daughter Gianna, in downtown Los Angeles.

The two died in a helicopter crash in January.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 13, 2020, with the headline 'Mamba on their minds'. Print Edition | Subscribe