The Lakers prepare for their first game since the loss of Kobe Bryant at the Staples Center on Friday Jan. 31, 2020.

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Singer Usher performs during a memorial prior to an NBA game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020.

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A video honoring the late Kobe Bryant is played while cellist Ben Hong performs before an NBA game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020.

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Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James and Kyle Kuzma wearing No. 24 jerseys in remembrance of Kobe Bryant prior to the team's NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020.

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Fans gather to pay their respects at a memorial for the late Kobe Bryant in front of Staples Center, prior to an NBA game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020.

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The Los Angeles Lakers honor the late Kobe Bryant by laying out T-shirts for fans prior to the team's NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Los Angeles on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020.

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The jerseys of late Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant, right, and his daughter Gianna are draped on the seats the two last sat on at Staples Center prior to the Lakers' NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Los Angeles on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020.

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The Los Angeles Lakers honor the late Kobe Bryant by laying out t-shirts for fans prior to an NBA game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Staples Center on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020.

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Los Angeles Lakers' Dwight Howard walks to the locker rooms prior to the team's NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Los Angeles on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020.

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Los Angeles Lakers players wear No. 24 and No.8 jerseys in honor of Kobe Bryant during introductions for the team's NBA game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020.

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