Capitals Salute Kobe Bryant

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Posted January 29, 2020

(Caps Outsider)

Like the rest of the sports world, the Washington Capitals held a moment of silence – 8 seconds – for Kobe Bryant, who was killed, along with his daughter, Gianna, in a helicopter accident this past weekend.

Alex Ovechkin wore the number 24 during warm-ups to salute Bryant, who wore both no. 8 and 24 during his career.

During the moment of silence, one person sounded like he shouted ‘rapist!’ toward the end, and some folks booed upon hearing it.

(Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images)