Joel Embiid had to do it like the kids on the playground, a yell of “Kobe!” as he shot a fadeaway in the one-night-only No. 24 jersey he wore for his basketball idol. Embiid buried the bucket to give him a tidy 24 points — and yes, eight defensive rebounds — in a somber night in Philly dedicated to Kobe Bryant.
Gregg Downer, the boys’ basketball coach at Kobe Bryant’s alma mater, Lower Merion High School, and players who were inspired by Bryant are reeling over his death — and remembering his legacy. NBC10’s Brandon Hudson reports.