Sports Illustrated To Honor Kobe With Special Issue

Sports Illustrated To Honor Kobe With Special Issue

PHOENIX, AZ - FEBRUARY 19: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers adjusts his jersey during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on February 19, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Lakers 102-90. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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Sports Illustrated will be honoring the NBA legend Kobe Bryant with a 100-page tribute issue.

The sports magazine announced through Twitter on Tuesday morning that the special edition will be released Friday, February 7th.

Bryant and eight others lost their life in a helicopter crash on January 26th.  While the cause of the tragedy is still unclear, the National Transportation Safety Board believe weather conditions that day played a huge part in the accident.

For fans who want to get their hands on the magazine, you can now pre order it online at a cost of $15.99 excluding shipping and handling.

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