DALLAS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — Downtown Dallas is lit in purple and gold Friday night as the Los Angeles Lakers prepare for their first game since the death of former player Kobe Bryant.

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Dallas is paying respects to Bryant five days after he and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were among nine killed in a Sikorsky S-76 helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. He was 41.

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The building lit in honor of the NBA legend include the Bank of America building and the Omni Hotel.

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The Lakers will take on the Portland Trail Blazers at 9:30 p.m.