Super Bowl honors Kobe with moment of silence

Players stand during a tribute to Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant and other victims in the helicopter crash before the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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BATON ROUGE, La (WAFB) - Game day has arrived, and the caravans carrying San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs have arrived at Hard Rock Stadium.

On football’s biggest day, they took time to remember a basketball legend.

The Chiefs and 49ers finished their warmups before the Super Bowl and lined up at their respective 24-yard lines — a tribute to Kobe Bryant, the five-time NBA champion who died along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26.

Bryant wore No. 24 in his final 10 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Kickoff of Super Bowl 54 is 6:30 p.m. Eastern.

Weather for the NFL’s biggest game is expected to be perfect.

There is a cloudless blue sky in Miami Gardens, Florida - where the temperature is a bit unseasonable by South Florida standards.

Forecasters say it’ll be around 61 degrees at kickoff, cooling into the upper 50s as the night goes along.

Waiting for tonight: J. Lo on performing at the Super Bowl
It’s less than 24 hours to stage time and Jennifer Lopez is readying her big performance at the Super Bowl halftime show.

In an interview with The Associated Press a day before she hits the stage, Lopez said she hopes her performance with Colombian singer Shakira inspires and unites people.

Lopez and Shakira will blaze the stage Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami as the San Francisco 49ers take on the Kansas City Chiefs.

The singer from the Bronx said she is proud to see two Latin hitmakers headline on such a global stage.

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