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Spike Lee Wears Kobe Bryant Tuxedo to the Oscars

Spike Lee Wears Kobe Bryant Tuxedo to the Oscars Spike Lee Wears Kobe Bryant Tuxedo to the Oscars
Noah Ferguson | 14 February, 2020, 03:29

Two weeks have passed since Kobe Bryant died at the age of 41 in a helicopter accident that also claimed the lives of his daughter, Gianna, and seven others.

Lee also paid tribute to Bryant at Hollywood's biggest annual event by wearing a very special custom suit.

In the tense Australian Open clash between Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios, both players have honored the death of Kobe Bryant, each with a different piece of clothing.

It's not the first time Lee, who is set to lead the Cannes Film Festival jury this year, has made fashion statements on the Oscars red carpet. Rather than a traditional pair of dress shoes, Lee completed the look with a pair of basketball-ready orange Nike sneakers. The American NBA star even won one of the golden statuettes in 2018 for his animated short called "Dear Basketball".

"Da Lee's are in DA House", he captioned the photo accompanied by three purple hearts. He took home an Oscar in 2018 for Best Animated Short. His creation was inspired by the letter - through which he announced his retirement - he wrote to The Players' Tribune in 2015.

That includes legendary director Spike Lee, who showed up to the award show sporting an awesome custom-made Bryant suit.

Lee further elaborated about his good friend Kobe Bryant while speaking with the red carpet host, Billy Porter.

"You know we just gotta love each other man with all these insane stuff happening right now. But I'm glad we do a little bit more than that", he said.

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