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Spike Lee pays tribute to Kobe Bryant at 2020 Oscars

Posted: 3:40 PM, Feb 09, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-14 15:47:51-05
92nd Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

LOS ANGELES (KGTV) -- Spike Lee surprised Oscars fans Sunday as he paid tribute to Kobe Bryant.

Lee appeared on the red carpet wearing a purple and gold tuxedo with the number 24 stitched into its lapels.

According to Variety, in 2009 Lee directed a documentary called “Kobe: Doin’ Work” about the basketball star’s work ethic.

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The tribute comes several weeks after Bryant, along with his daughter and seven others, died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas.