Ellen Pays Tribute to Kobe Bryant’s Legacy

Ellen Pays Tribute to Kobe Bryant’s Legacy

As you all know, it was
a very tough weekend here in Los Angeles. There was a helicopter
accident that took the lives of
nine people aboard, including Kobe Bryant and his
13-year-old daughter Gianna. Kobe was a legend
who will always be remembered for what he
accomplished on the basketball court, but also remembered
for his kindness and the times that he helped us give back to
deserving people on our show. Our next guest became
an overnight sensation this past weekend after hitting
two game-winning buzzer beaters in the NCAA women’s
basketball tournament. So you got a tweet from
Kobe, who is like you’re– you love him. I love him. And I named my dog Kobe
after him, actually. So for him to tweet
at me was amazing. And after we won Sunday, he was
like, wow, mission complete. I think you should meet him. Kobe, come on out! [MUSIC – MONTELL JORDAN, “THIS
IS HOW WE DO IT”] This is how we do it. This is crazy. You didn’t– did you
get one of these ever? Never. No. Never, never. Never even came close to
that, and I’ve also never had a game-winning shot at the
buzzer to win a championship. You know like, you’ve
got to understand, that’s like the
picture-perfect moment. Like, as a kid,
you dream about 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, to win
the championship, and she actually did it. Actually, I brought
you a couple gifts. Gifts? I brought you a couple of gifts. This– no. So I got this jersey for you. And I signed the back for you. Wow. This is my favorite here. Yeah, so for your dog, this is
the first time and last time I’ll ever sign
something like this. I put, “To Kobe. Bark with force.” So that’s for Kobe. Thank you. Thank you. You’re going to get one
chance to make a 3-point shot. There’s a line over there. And if you make the 3-point
shot, you win $25,000. So I asked someone
to help you out. Please welcome Kobe Bryant. [MUSIC – KANYE WEST,
“HOMECOMING”] Do you think about
me now and then? ‘Cause I’m coming home again. Go over there, Kobe, and show
her how you just do one– This is a little further then I
remember a 3-point shot being. I think it’s farther too. That’s what I said. [SCREAMS] Yeah! Yeah! Our hearts go out to Kobe’s
family and all the families who lost loved ones on Sunday. Be kind to one another. Bye.


  1. She forgot the one where he also gave V.I.P tickets to a lakers game to a boy who said he was kobe's biggest fan and had all of the lakers and kobe's equipment and played kobe in a basketball game right there on ellen

  2. You could really hear the pain from ellens voice. Its a tragedy that something like this happened but he will always be remembered as the legend of basketball

  3. "To Kobe, Bark With Force" – Priceless. The KOBE MAMBA MENTALITY – Identify a Goal, Focus, Don't Apologize, BE GREAT! I will live and teach that ideology everyday.

  4. Itโ€™s not โ€œKobeโ€ when throwing something away, now itโ€™s โ€œFor Kobeโ€ ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ•Š

  5. @1:43… " this is the first time and the last time that I ever" ….. That broke my heart now…………..

  6. There are some celebrities that seem like a drain to interview and then thereโ€™s people like Kobeโ€ฆ Everywhere Iโ€™ve seen him be interviewed, he brought life, humility, joy, wisdomโ€ฆ He was still a beautiful young man. My heart breaks as I move around my own home and come across something that makes me think of someone then all of a sudden I think of Vanessa. In that big house minus her husband/best friend and one of her daughtersโ€ฆ ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพโค๏ธ

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  8. honestly i never really watched basketball, but i watched these videos that he was in to be kind to his fans and he just seemed like such a nice person. well wishes to his family and the other people who lost their lives too. ๐Ÿ™

  9. God bless all people on airplane family's peace God love you all my heart bleed for everyone on plane.god love everyone,

  10. @ @ and @ 2:38 I'm so happy Kobe, (May God have Mercy on him and give him the best) got to see someone being that excited for him. Everyone probably IS that excited to meet him but just don't show it sometimes. She did!! It was sooo nice!

  11. Hi edagdwg thanks for sharing can't believe I didn't comment on this story so busy watching a loving story of giving back love Kobe don't know him but live him as a person child of God peace Linda j peace โค๏ธ ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐ŸŒˆ ๐ŸŒˆโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน

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