By CBS3 Staff


PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The City of Philadelphia is lighting up the night in a Lakers’ purple hue to remember basketball legend Kobe Bryant. Chopper 3 captured this look of Philadelphia’s Ben Franklin Bridge illuminated in purple.

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Iconic Boathouse Row is also lit in purple tonight, along with several others that make up the city skyline and the Wells Fargo Center.

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Kobe Bryant is a son of Philadelphia and being remembered fondly for how despite his fame, he always remembered his hometown.