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Spike Lee pays tribute to Kobe Bryant at 2020 Oscars
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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Spike Lee attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
Posted at 3:40 PM, Feb 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-14 15:47:51-05
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.
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