Oscars, Spike Lee, And Matthew A. Cherry Honor Kobe Bryant

HOLLYWOOD CALIFORNIA- FEBRUARY 09 Spike Lee attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland

Sunday night's awards ceremony along with the tribute to Bryant came two weeks after the National Basketball Association legend, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, two of her Mamba Sports Academy teammates - Alyssa Altobelli and Payton Chester, along with with five others were killed in a helicopter that the crash.

A public memorial for the the 41-year-old Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and the seven others who died in the January 26 crash is set for later this month (Feb. 24) at Staples Center.

World-class filmmaker Spike Lee sported a custom Lakers style suit emblazoned with Kobe Bryant's significant number of 24 as a tribute to the death that sorrowed an entire globe. The Oscars will honor Bryant this evening. He was on his way to his daughter's travel basketball match aboard his helicopter when the accident occurred.

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This year, Lee walked the red carpet with his wife, Tonya Lewis. He also wore orange sneakers on the red carpet.

It was in 2019 when Spike Lee won his first Oscar Award for best-adapted screenplay for his film "Blackkklansman".

"Da Lee's are in DA House", he captioned the photo accompanied by three purple hearts. The Academy Awards on Sunday night was no different. He was honored for his animated film, Dear Basketball, which was inspired by the letter he penned for The Players' Tribune that broke news of his basketball retirement in 2015. "You know, spreading love is the Brooklyn way", the director added.

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