Lenny Santos and Romeo Santos of Aventura

Remembering a legend

Watch Aventura honoring Kobe Bryant in the most special way at the kick off of their ‘Inmortal’ Tour

Romeo Santos and crew wanted to pay tribute to the late basketball player

The Kings of Bachata have kicked off their long-awaited Inmortal Tour in the city that the late  Kobe Bryant  made his home, Los Angeles. Like the rest of the world, the boys of Aventura ( Romeo Santos , Lenny Santos, Henry Santos and Max Agende Santos) were affected by the untimely passing of the Five-Time NBA champion on Sunday, January 26. Kobe, along with his 13-year-old daughter  Gianna  and seven others, lost their lives in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, CA. Aventura, knowing the importance of Kobe worldwide, but especially within L.A., paid a sweet tribute to him by incorporating him into their kick off show.

During their show, which boasted a 30 song setlist composed of all their most beloved hits, Romeo walked off the stage to do a quick wardrobe change and came back on stage sporting the former L.A. Lakers player’s jersey. Romeo then said, “I read somewhere that heroes have their seasons. That they come and go. And then there's a phrase that follows about legends never dying. I respectfully wear this shirt in honor of that legend. May God have him, his daughter and all the other victims in his glory. We love you, Kobe.” After that, the jam-packed stadium erupted into a unified chant saying “Kobe, Kobe, Kobe!”

Kobe Bryant and his daugther Gianni©GettyImages
Kobe and Gianna Bryant were known as the Black Mamba and the Mambacita

Kobe wasn’t the only legend that the boys of Aventura paid tribute to, they also sang Lagrimas, one of the late  José José ’s songs. “This isn't one of our songs. But we have to include it in our show because it's by someone we admire so much. He's probably singing this song to all the angels in heaven,” shared Romeo.

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