Editor’s Note: Notable sports photographer Walter Iooss, Jr. is an ASMP Professional Member.
In the wake of Kobe Bryant’s untimely passing which occurred just yesterday, tributes have been pouring in from all corners of the world – and not just from fellow athletes.
The legendary basketball player left quite an impact, from his NBA career stats, redefining what it means to be a pro athlete, to the almost-ritualistic proclamation of his very name right before anyone throws something in the office bin from a distance.
One of the more poignant testaments to his legacy, however, comes from photographer Walter Iooss Jr., who put together a gallery of his 24 favourite photos featuring No. 24 in a 2015 Players’ Tribune article. Naturally, the entire piece now holds more gravitas given the recent events.