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St. Louis Blues pay tribute to Kobe Bryant

Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others died in a helicopter crash in California on Jan. 26

ST. LOUIS β€” The St. Louis Blues had its first home game Tuesday night since the helicopter crash that killed nine people, including Kobe Bryant and his daughter. 

Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others died in a helicopter crash in California on Jan. 26. Aviation experts said the crash may have been caused by the pilot becoming disoriented in the fog.

The Blues honored Kobe Bryant, Gianna Bryant and the other seven victims with a pregame tribute. 

Enterprise Center was also lit up in purple in gold, the colors of the Los Angeles Lakes.

The St. Louis Wheel was also lit up in purple and gold. 

β€œIt's our first home game since the tragedy in California, and we didn't want to let it go by without a tribute to Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and the rest of those whose lives were lost.,” The St. Louis Blues said.  

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