The NBA will honour Kobe Bryant in next month’s All-Star Game in Chicago.
Bryant and his daughter Gianna were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash last Sunday.
The NBA has also announced a new format for the game that will increase the level of competition, provide additional excitement and make the outcome of every quarter count for charity.
A new fourth-quarter format will honour LA Lakers great and five-time NBA champion Bryant.
The 69th NBA All-Star Game will take place at Chicago’s United Center on Sunday 16 February.