Kobe Bryant to Be Honored with Emmy Governors Award for Efforts 'Beyond the Basketball Court'

Bryant was also behind popular basketball camp the Mamba Sports Academy, and the multimedia agency Granity Studios, which produced Dear Basketball and several New York Times best-selling novels.

Even after his 2016 retirement, Bryant is still regularly ranked as one of the best basketball players of all time, along with other greats such as Michael Jordan and LeBron James.

Bryant tragically died alongside his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others in a helicopter accident on Jan. 26. He was 41.

Vanessa Bryant honored Gianna and her late husband shortly after with tattoos on her neck and wrist, she revealed earlier this week.

"I wanted my boo boo's @kobebryant sweet message transferred on me," Vanessa wrote in the caption of a video posted to Instagram showing artist Nikko Hurtado tattooing her neck.

"Shoutout to @nikkohurtado for coming over and helping me get my Gigi’s sweet message transferred on me. #throwbacktoFebruary," she added in another post.

Fans can watch the Academy's tribute to Bryant during their stream of the event on July 18 at 7 p.m. PT on the Emmys' website.

If you would like to help the families of the victims of the crash, consider donating to the Mamba on Three Fund. Contributions to the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation will help support youth sports.

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