Rev. Jesse Jackson hosts special tribute for late Kobe Bryant in Chicago

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Basketball legend Kobe Bryant is being remembered in Chicago.

Rev. Jesse Jackson hosted a tribute to the late Los Angeles Lakers star at Rainbow PUSH Coalition headquarters on the city's South Side.

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A panel of speakers praised Bryant as not just an athlete, but a role model.

"He not only won trophies for his basketball prowess, but also for his creativity. Being in venture capital, starting a venture capital fund with one of his partners, investing in the next generation," said Rev. Dr. Todd Yeary, of Douglas Memorial Church.

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