Sports Illustrated Pays Tribute to Kobe Bryant With Special Issue

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The late Kobe Bryant will be immortalized in his own special issue of Sports Illustrated.

The official Twitter account for the publication released an image of the cover of the commemorative issue. On it, Bryant flashes his trademark grin while adorned in his purple Los Angeles Lakers uniform.

The issue is set to hit newsstands on Friday, Feb. 7 at a retail price of $15.99. As of Feb. 4, the issue was out of stock on Sports Illustrated’s website.

Bryant, a five-time NBA champion, was among nine people killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on January 26.

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