Bryant was also an 18-time All-Star to go with numerous other accolades, including two Olympic Games gold medals with the United States.
"Since we are in his house, I would ask you to join me in a moment of silence", Mason said.
Keys also sang "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday" with Boyz II Men, paying tribute to the National Basketball Association legend.
It was a somber red carpet. "We are all feeling sadness from this loss, but all I can think of is that it is a grain of sand compared to what Vanessa must going through right now".
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"So, you know, it's insane that it's here".
"It wasn't me sitting there, you know, as an athlete or a player or something like that, and you know it's like about me, and I don't like that", he added. Kobe is not with us. He and the rest of the Lakers found out about Kobe's passing on their flight back from Philly.
Ty Dolla, who is nominated for a Grammy, described Bryant as "the greatest ever".
Some people said they weren't too familiar with Kobe and the National Basketball Association as a whole. In his 20 years in the game, his legacy was built as a pillar of not only Los Angeles sports, but the city itself. Skrillex is from Los Angeles, and it hits home. I can't even think straight right now. So we're still excited to be here and excited to be next to these guys right here. My heart aches for his wife, children& family. They all were disheartened on hearing this awful news. Tragedies like this have a cruel way of reminding us of what's important in life: spending time with our loved ones, and being there for them no matter what. "I couldn't believe it". It's really hard to believe. So to know that he's done something so incredible and lovely before he's gone.
News of the star's death at the age of 41 stunned artists and performers backstage at the arena when it broke earlier in the day.