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Usher Sings 'Amazing Grace' During Kobe Bryant Tribute

Usher Sings 'Amazing Grace' During Kobe Bryant Tribute

Grammy award-winning recording artist Usher performs a moving rendition of ‘Amazing Grace’ during a Kobe Bryant tribute.


The Bryant family suffered a terrible loss on Sunday, January 26, 2020. A helicopter crash in Calabasas, California killed basketball legend Kobe Bryant along with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna Bryant, also known as GiGi. There were 7 others aboard the plane that also lost their lives.

Kobe Bryant made a huge impact on so many people all around the globe and his loss was felt worldwide. Recently, the Los Angeles Lakers honored Kobe with a beautiful tribute at the Staples Center.

Artists, fellow players, and fans came together to pay respects to this inspiring man. To open up the emotional ceremony, Usher performed an emotional rendition of ‘Amazing Grace.’

“Amazing Grace, How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now am found
T'was blind but now I see
T'was Grace that taught my heart to fear
And Grace, my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed”

It is truly a powerful moment as Usher stands alone in the middle of the court with the lights dimmed around him. There are a multitude of tears as the camera pans to show reactions from NBA players all across the league.

Kobe Bryant truly made his mark on basketball and the world as a whole. And this touching performance was the perfect way to pay tribute to this legendary athlete, father and husband.