NBA 2K20: Kobe Bryant tribute announced by 2K Sports - Legends Live On

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It’s crazy to think that’s it nearly been three months since the passing of the all-time NBA great, Kobe Bryant.

The Los Angeles Lakers legend tragically lost his life in a helicopter accident on January 26th alongside his daughter Gigi and seven others.

A firm fan favourite, Kobe optimised everything that the NBA is about. A hero both on and off the court and now 2K Sports - creators of the hit NBA 2K series - are paying tribute to the man they call Mamba.

Legends Live On

The NBA 2K team put out a short statement on their Twitter account on Monday afternoon, stating that Kobe is “now and forever a member of the 2K family”.

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They went on to add that today they will ‘pay tribute to the Mamba’ and finishing with the short, yet emotive: ‘We miss you, Kobe.’

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Attached to the tweet was a short video highlighting Kobe’s 2K journey. The video can be seen below.

Pink Diamond Kobe Locker Code

Shortly after Kobe’s tragic passing there was a locker code which began to circulate which granted users a Ruby Kobe Bryant card, although once redeemed, this card never appeared in anyone’s collection.


Well fear not MyTEAM players, as there is a new code now available, and it's bigger and better than any that have come before!

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By inputting the code "KOBE-JHE93-J987G-PWEHD" you will gain access to a 96-rated, Pink Diamond Kobe card, with his stats reflecting his final performance as an NBA player - as the Mamba dropped 60 points in a victory over the Utah Jazz.

Unlike many other 2K locker codes, this code will remain active for the longevity of 2K20. This means that every 2K player can go out and pick him up and enjoy balling with the late great, Kobe Byrant.

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