Novak Djokovic Pays Touching Tribute to Kobe Bryant After Winning 24th Major

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By Jelani Scott After claiming Grand Slam No. 24 on Sunday at the US Open, Novak Djokovic took a moment to recognize his historic win and one of his close friends courtesy of a touching tribute to the late, great Kobe Bryant. Djokovic’s Bryant homage followed a dominant, straight-sets victory over Daniil Medvedev in New York. Shortly after the match, Djokovic, still standing on the court inside Arthur Ashe Stadium, changed into a blue shirt adorned with a picture of him and Bryant on the front and the No. 24 on the back. The Serbian superstar then pointed to the front and back of his shirt bef…

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