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Tributes were paid to the late Kobe Bryant on Sunday before the start of the NBA's All-Star Game, which marks the halfway point of the six-month regular season.

Before the players for Team LeBron and Team Giannis were announced at the United Center in Chicago, the Hall of Fame’s Magic Johnson made a speech honoring the late Los Angeles Lakers legend who died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26, along with his daughter and seven other people. EFE-EPA