Due to Kobes unexpected death, the Lakers are in grief, so the League postponed the scheduled game between the Lakers and Clippers, so Saturdays Beijing time Lakers home game against the Blazers became a tribute to Kobe Bryant. According to ESPN data, the game attracted 4.41 million spectators. The only one that exceeded the number of spectators was the match in January 2002-03, when Yao Ming, a rookie, played ONeal for the first time.
According to the data, 5.23 million people watched the ceremony before the Kobe salute game. At the junction between the end of the ceremony and the beginning of the game, the number of spectators reached a peak of 6.07 million. By contrast, the Denver game was watched by about 1.6 million people at about the same time of the day.
Kobe Bryant is one of the most influential athletes in the past 20 years. His achievements on the court and his activities off the court are all concerned, even after he retired. His unexpected death shocked the world, which was a great loss to the whole world. In the tribute war, LeBron also delivered a speech, which touched many audiences. The only regret is that the Lakers didnt win the game.