During the ceremony, which was held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, an image of a smiling Bryant and one of his quotes appeared on the big screen: “Life is too short to get stuck in place and lose motivation. You have to go forward. ”

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The 41-year-old basketball player died on January 26, 2020 during the crash of a personal helicopter. As a result of the crash, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others were also killed. Bryant is the winner of the Oscar -2018 for the best animated short film Dear Basketball ("Dear Basketball").

Earlier in the UFC 247 tournament, the memory of the deceased basketball player Bryant was honored.