CALIFORNIA: Hundreds of Sikh worshippers turned up wearing the Lakers colours (purple and yellow) at the Gurdwara Nanaksar, Fresno, in a special prayer meeting for the late basketball great Kobe Bryant.
It’s been two weeks since Kobe Bryant tragically lost his life alongside his 13-year-old daughter Gianna as well as seven others.
The tributes of honour and love not only continue in the United States but all over the world.
Kobe’s legacy certainly transcended the barriers of basketball and sports and that was evident when a Sikh Temple held a prayer at the Gurdwara Nanaksar in Fresno, California.
The prayer meeting left both the worshipers and onlookers mesmerized with a unique tribute to basketball legend Kobe Bryant.
Sikhs praying for Kobe and the victims at the temple 🙏🏽💜💛 This hits home. Kobe Bryant was a household name in every Sikh home. Your grandpa and grandma didn’t know what hoop was, but they knew Kobe. They know how special he was. pic.twitter.com/ot6qEWlKJC— Ball Don’t Stop (@balldontstop) February 9, 2020
Gurdwara authorities invited everyone to join for a two hour Sukhmani Sahib Path, which is a prayer of peace in the Sikh faith.
While men and children wore Lakers jerseys, many women showed up in purple and yellow salwar suit– a traditional wear for Sikh women.
Kobe Bryant was an icon that Sikhs in California loved and respected. Kobe’s game unified the community as the focus of many gatherings. Perhaps the ‘Mamba Mentality’ mirrored the community’s own work ethic.Amazing gesture by the Nanaksar Gurdwara in Fresno. #MambaForever pic.twitter.com/9IRhGWVsDC — ਪੁਨੀਤਸਿੰਘ (@KatarHero) February 9, 2020
Kobe and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were among the nine people killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas on January 26.