Kobe Bryant left out of Emmys 2020 ‘In Memoriam’ tribute

Last Modified: Sep 21, 2020

Fans were shocked after the 2020 Emmys “In Memoriam” tribute did not include the late NBA star, Kobe Bryant.

“Surprised that they left #KobeBryant out of the In Memoriam segment. Granted, he wasn’t really part of the television industry, but as an NBA star, he still had a strong presence on television. #Emmys,” one viewer tweeted.

“What! No #KobeBryant #inmemoriam? He was on TV all the time! #Emmys #Emmy,” another added.

“Hey Emmys 2020, you left out Kobe Bryant in the “in memorium” dedications. #KOBE,” a Twitter user reminded.

“Still waiting on part 2 of the memoriam where people like @kobebryant is shown @TheEmmys. #Emmys2020 #emmy,” said one more hopeful fan.

Although Kobe Bryant had not earned nominated for a Prime Time Emmy Award, he had won a Sports Emmy for his 2017 animated short film Dear Basketball. In 2018, he also had won an Oscar.

On top of that, the award show was broadcasted from where the Lakers play - The Staples Center.

This is not the first time fans of the NBA legend were disappointed.  Bryant was also not included on the list of those lost at the 2020 MTV Music Video Awards in August.

The Bryant family (Image: Popsugar)

Bryant tragically lost his life in a helicopter crash in January with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and eight others. He is survived by his wife Vanessa Laine Bryant, 38, and their daughters Natalia, 17, Bianka, 3, and Capri, whom they had welcomed in June 2019.

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Vanessa Laine Bryant’s birth took place on May 5, 1982, in California, USA. She was born as Vanessa Cornejo Urbieta to mother Sofia Laine while the name of her biological father is not shared. Her parents had divorced when she was just 3 years old...Full Bio

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