Jimmy Kimmel Remembers Kobe Bryant
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Jimmy pays tribute to Kobe Bryant the day after he and his daughter Gianna and seven of their friends were killed in a helicopter crash. We take a look back at some of our favorite moments with Kobe from his 15 appearances on our show over the years. If you want to remember Kobe in a philanthropic way, make a donation to The Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation. kvbff.org
Jimmy Kimmel Remembers Kobe Bryant

  • kristie conner
    kristie conner

    My heart breaks everytime I see any story about Kobe's untimely demise. I actually watched Kimmel the last night he was on the show. I am from Philly and I feel like I grew up with Kobe. His death hits us all here in Philly. I think Jimmy did a great job at remembering him!! 🙏🏽🙏🏽

  • Pilar Dela Pena
    Pilar Dela Pena

    i hope you also invite kobe’s parents in your program,they were not given a chance to speak during kobe’s memorial.thanks

  • Dagger Diaz
    Dagger Diaz

    You killed him revealing his rivals

  • B Em
    B Em

    Always the good die young, to all the families and those who perish in that helicopter you’re become the angels to watch over us now, R.I.P.

  • Willpower1213

    Lol why are they glorifying this man he was a man with talent that’s all!!!

  • nyo

    Love you Kobe

  • Independent

    I keep coming back to this video, pretending Kobe is not gone and the reality hits

  • Dee Phillips
    Dee Phillips

    Kobe was so beloved Ive watched grown men break down and cry because they loved and respected him so much. Gone but never forgotten RIP Kobe and Gigi

  • Jolanta Lehmann
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  • Deby Ibarra
    Deby Ibarra

    It’s so sad that Gianna was like ima take the legacy but she had to pass away to 😔😭I send blessings to v and her daughters and all there other fans ❤️

  • Sean

    Love the ref story at 37:00 from Mamba. He was always working to find an edge over his opponents that helped him become one of the fiercest competitors EVER! Rest In Peace Kobe.



  • Marie Grace Brabandt
    Marie Grace Brabandt

    Absolutely beautiful tribute. My heart 💔 thank you Jimmy for doing such a nice job! Love to all and prayers 🙏 to all who are left behind. 💔😪💘🙏

  • Ruth Parker
    Ruth Parker

    It still seems like a nightmare I keep waiting for someone to say he still alive 😰😰😰 I cannot believe he is gone .... My heart is breaking for his wife n three remaining daughters .. but my head is mess up that him n his daughter n 7 others died for no reason Rip Kobe n Gigi and the other 7 angels died on January 26 2020 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏. Heartbreaking tragedy basketball will never be the same 😔

  • davidson louis
    davidson louis

    Really 7.9k thumbs down 🤷🏾‍♂️ why?

  • L M
    L M

    We will never understand. We will never get over it. This is a nightmare. God why. How can this family carry on without their husband/Father/daughter...this is heartbreaking. So unfair. 💔💛💜

  • carribeanforce

    You can't even mention his parents dam you turned out to be a flop Kimmel smh

  • Voice of the Voiceless VO-TV
    Voice of the Voiceless VO-TV

    30:25 job doin his homework even at talk show... Mamba out

  • bouytt guyt
    bouytt guyt

    Can u imagine those little ones wondering where their daddy and their big sister Gigi is 😭😭💔💔

  • SGoof

    It really makes you think. How grateful you are to even wake up in the morning.

  • Knarf Feob
    Knarf Feob

    Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal, love leaves a memory that no one can steal. RiP!

    • bouytt guyt
      bouytt guyt

      Basketball, in family. in friends and around the world. R.I.P. Kobe and Gigi. My heartflet Condolonces to the Beyant Family.

  • Paul Caballero
    Paul Caballero

    Kobe say my name paul 😀😂

  • Henry Edwards
    Henry Edwards

    I don't care!

  • Paul Caballero
    Paul Caballero

    And army serve the country

  • Ляйсан Гасимова
    Ляйсан Гасимова

    How could such horrible thing happen to such good people


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  • agniva

    Who is here after the memorial?

  • Easy E
    Easy E

    Thank you Jimmy Kimmel for that perfect tribute! I don't know where you got the strength to do that one day later. God Bless everyone. RIP to all those who were lost.

    • diungy alisnr
      diungy alisnr

      Evrytime i see him i feel so hurt😞

  • Me

    I still just can’t wrap my head around this! So tragic! There has 2 B light at the end of this very dark tunnel! But where? The only thing is his legacy lives on through his living children. For the other families as well and little big Gianna! All ARE precious Angels now. So missed. My condolences to ALL the families.😥

    • diungy alisnr
      diungy alisnr

      Love you Jimmy , Thank you 🙏 for this for this lovely rendition, God Bless you from India 🇮🇳 with Love 💕

  • Alice Nyararai Mavherudze
    Alice Nyararai Mavherudze

    I have never felt this upset by death. Death is to final and leaves hearts dejected. Rest in peace Kobe and Gigi and the all who went on this traggic day. arrrrrrrrrrggghhhhhh NO LORD.

  • Mashoodat

    i just want to believe people are hitting the dislikes button by mistake.

    • Graham Williams
      Graham Williams

      KB apology - First, I want to apologize directly to the young woman involved in this incident. I want to apologize to her for my behavior that night and for the consequences she has suffered in the past year. Although this year has been incredibly difficult for me personally, I can only imagine the pain she has had to endure. I also want to apologize to her parents and family members, and to my family and friends and supporters, and to the citizens of Eagle, Colo. I also want to make it clear that I do not question the motives of this young woman. No money has been paid to this woman. She has agreed that this statement will not be used against me in the civil case. Although I truly believe this encounter between us was consensual, I recognize now that she did not and does not view this incident the same way I did. After months of reviewing discovery, listening to her attorney, and even her testimony in person, I now understand how she feels that she did not consent to this encounter. I issue this statement today fully aware that while one part of this case ends today, another remains. I understand that the civil case against me will go forward. That part of this case will be decided by and between the parties directly involved in the incident and will no longer be a financial or emotional drain on the citizens of the state of Colorado.

  • LadyDookie

    The fact that Vanessa had koko’s middle name named after him KILLED ME 😭😭😭💔💔💔

  • Alixandria Copeland
    Alixandria Copeland

    MWP saying he can’t let Kobe down... wow 🥺

    • dcoog anml
      dcoog anml

      i love you kobe and jimmy for doing this

  • Sho Nuff
    Sho Nuff

    I still can't believe it

    • dcoog anml
      dcoog anml

      This was so funny and I'll never forget the memories of his life and family life. 🙂

  • The Redhouse Family
    The Redhouse Family

    I don't watch sports, I don't know many athletes...i was in my collage class when the news came out. Everyone in my class broke down crying and stoped there work , our teacher walked in the class, returning from our 15min break and asked what was going on, my friend told him about the helicopter crash and all who died in it..our class was dismissed imeadatly, I was hesitant to ask but I had to know, so I spoke up n asked who kobe Bryant was, everyone was shocked and started showing me clips of his games and TR-my videos of him, I can't believe I never knew about em, he was so real, so sweet n loveing n happy, so so happy..its so sad..its unrealistic to think how someone so pure of heart could go in such a way as him n his baby girl did..the world he knew will forever miss him n remember him for all he was. He left his mark. Rest in peace kobe n gigi God gained 2 beautiful angels. U will b missed forever.

  • The Redhouse Family
    The Redhouse Family

    This made me cry. Realy touched my heart rip kobe n gigi

  • fabby2010ful

    Mamba is one of its kind. Everybody around the world is heartbroken. Me, I always cry if i watch his videos. I dont really understand. He's different. He's a real Legend in Basketball, in family. in friends and around the world. R.I.P. Kobe and Gigi. My heartflet Condolonces to the Beyant Family.

  • Samantha Pierre
    Samantha Pierre

    Jimmy Kimmel: he was a hero Also Jimmy Kimmel: he wasn’t like a real hero like firefighters

    • Leonardo Fabbri
      Leonardo Fabbri

      Was quite self-explanatory. Of course he wasn't a real hero in everyday life terms, coming to some rational terms when someone saves lives, but a super hero when it comes to picture someone as special in our hearts. It makes sense to me and sounds a perfect representation of him. A superhero who had, like every other human being, his weaknesses, dark zones, flaws...and his set of "super-natural" powers, when he wore his gold costume to overcome issues, get targets and inspire people lives.

  • Donna Amos
    Donna Amos

    I have been crying ever since January 26. I too lost my daughter in 2005. Loosing a child and husband is heart breaking. Prayers to the families who lost love one in this tragic accident. May the lord give you comfort in your hearts. Cherish their beautiful memories ❤🙏💐🌹

  • Kay Kominski
    Kay Kominski

    0' Jimmy jerk off give it up sick and tired of hearing about this guy

  • Nunzio Biondo
    Nunzio Biondo

    Named the last daughter kobe as a middlename and a few month later he died. So sad.


    You can already tell he was such a “normal” guy due to his not abnormally white teeth. Rest In Peace champ x

  • alfred arroyo
    alfred arroyo

    Some of you will probably laugh at me, but I never really followed Kobe throughout his life and I am not a basketball fan, but I do not know why this really hit me hard!!! I am pretty sure that it just saddened me to the core because his beautiful daughter passed away with him. I am Hispanic and there were two other times that I was so damn sad when other celebrities died.... First it was Selena Quintanilla and then Carrie Fisher. But I think that this was with Kobe is just such a shocker...as it was with Selena and Carrie. RIP to Kobe, his daughter and everyone else that died on that helicopter. This is so damn tragic!

  • form76

    Love you Jimmy , Thank you 🙏 for this for this lovely rendition, God Bless you from India 🇮🇳 with Love 💕

    • serdy ximi
      serdy ximi

      After Magic, Kobe became my favorite player. I loved his skill, his gorgeous smile, & the way he loved his family. I’m so sad for his loved ones. 💔

  • Anu Verma
    Anu Verma

    Evrytime i see him i feel so hurt😞

    • serdy ximi
      serdy ximi

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  • technique187

    What a great man Kobe was. RIP Legend.

  • Freeform Thoughts
    Freeform Thoughts

    Even in this interview, you can see the maturity in his character! I have never liked the Lakers in my life and always rooted against them no matter what era, but I RESPECTED THE MAMBA always! Every game I remember yelling at my TV, "will somebody check this dude!" RIP brother.......this one hit me like a ton of bricks!

    • drttyu liqm
      drttyu liqm

      14:35 damn I've never seen Guillermo look so sad

  • Loretta Living
    Loretta Living

    This was so funny and I'll never forget the memories of his life and family life. 🙂

  • Joseph Duanne Pereyra
    Joseph Duanne Pereyra

    i love you kobe and jimmy for doing this

  • Matias

    I cannot stand Jimmy Kimmel as a person. But, this was a good tribute.

  • Ann Long
    Ann Long

    Rest In Grace 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 Left an amazing legacy behind

  • Donald Hatelids
    Donald Hatelids

    He never got to have a son. I bet he's been wanting to so bad. I mean after 4 tries, his deafh comes ? Life is so unfair

  • Roxy Van
    Roxy Van

    Somebody killed him! Jealousy

  • Luis tineo
    Luis tineo

    This is crazy just look at Kobe can’t believe his dead wooo

  • Sumayyah S
    Sumayyah S

    'Every soul shall taste death....'

  • Kathy Simmons
    Kathy Simmons

    Jimmy Kimmel today you said I don't know why Vanessa Bryant ask you to be up there. This is why you dedicated a show to Kobe that was a loving caring thing to do. Why wouldn't she pick you.

  • Elizabeth Almaraz
    Elizabeth Almaraz

    Ty Jimmy for being so loving and kind and respectful to Kobe and his family and the families in this tragedy

  • lkr

    🥺🥺🥺he was so funny smart and kind

  • lkr

    he was such a gentle giant 😭🥺💔 rest in paradise him and gigi


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    • bodoy euir
      bodoy euir

      Life sometimes can be tough and unfair...R.I.P Kobe

  • Lorena Solis
    Lorena Solis

    After Magic, Kobe became my favorite player. I loved his skill, his gorgeous smile, & the way he loved his family. I’m so sad for his loved ones. 💔

  • Yoanne Draws
    Yoanne Draws

    When jimmy said the next ones gonna be a maniac behind the wheel 😫 rip

    • bodoy euir
      bodoy euir

      You know that Kobe was giving Gianna the dad-daughter talk, holding her in his hands and telling her that they’d end up in a better place...

  • Paperboy

    14:35 damn I've never seen Guillermo look so sad

  • Michael Jabbour
    Michael Jabbour

    RIP Kobe ❤️

  • Comradery

    Would Kimmel cry and hold tributes for Kobe if he had been a conservative and voted for trump? I'm a liberal Democrat but I still would, but I feel like Jimmy wouldn't.

  • Ee J
    Ee J

    Nice work Jimmy

  • Annika Rivero
    Annika Rivero

    I Love Ginna

  • Annika Rivero
    Annika Rivero

    I Love Kobe

  • Erin Keimig
    Erin Keimig

    He seems like he was such a LOVING daddy. I have two girls, and when he said the first daughter is the calm one and the second is the tornado. Yes. I felt that.

  • Pyrotech

    I’m so glad you did this Jimmy. I needed to laugh, and having Kobe be the source of those laughs is actually the best thing I can experience right now. Thank you so much ❤️