Legendary Laker Kobe Bryant honored in NBA’s 75th anniversary video

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In a video released Thursday, the National Basketball Association honored legendary Laker Kobe Bryant ahead of its 75th season.

The video, which stars and is narrated by award-winning actor Michael B. Jordan, is called "Welcome to NBA Lane."

About one minute and 50 seconds into the video, Phoenix’s Devin Booker pulls up next to a Kobe Bryant mural. In the sentimental moment, Booker salutes the late and iconic NBA superstar as Jordan says "some things are bigger than basketball."



From Magic Johnson to Anthony Davis, from Bill Russell to Jayson Tatum, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jerry West, LeBron James, Oscar Robertson, Kawhi Leonard, Russell Westbrook, Larry Bird, Gary Payton, and many more, the video pays homage to generations of NBA All-Stars.

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NBA Lane will be a theme this season and is "where 75 seasons of the game come together to celebrate," the league said.

The 2021-22 NBA season begins Oct. 19. 

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