Friday, March 1st, 2013 at 12:45 pm  |  16 responses

Kobe Bryant Sent Signed Sneakers For Alimoe’s Funeral

The untimely death of streetball legend Alimoe sent shockwaves through the entire basketball community this week. SLAM’s Joseph Vecsey reports that Kobe Bryant, Al’s favorite NBA basketball player, is showing his respects by sending his signed sneakers for Alimoe’s funeral service. “Today, his favorite NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant sent his sneakers signed to Alimoe for Al to have forever,” Vecsey said. “I know Alimoe is not only going to be smiling wide in Heaven when his family receives them for him to have, but he’s also going to be doing some bragging. I can see him now saying, ‘Y’all better do some reading around here…the Black Mamba is a fan of The Black Widow.’”

Funeral Services for Tyrone “Alimoe” Evans will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at New Mt. Zion Church on 140th Street between 7th (Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.) and Lenox Avenue. The viewing will take place from 3- 7 p.m. The funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. Flowers can be sent to New Mt. Zion Church 171 West 140th Street New York, NY 10030.

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  • https://twitter.com/Wayne__o BuenoWayno1

    Classy show of respect from kobe. RIP alimoe

  • fruizm

    Nice! R.I.P. Black Widow!

  • RayJr

    Thats awesome no matter if you love or hate Kobe. Gotta love the respect shown.

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    Wow, I remember watching Alimoe on the And1 Mixtapes. Damn… RIP.


    True Dat.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez


  • j.king

    alimoe aka the black widow had some of the best handles as a tall guy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/doe.columbus Doe Columbus

    Kobe is a cooler guy than people think!

  • http://www.facebook.com/doe.columbus Doe Columbus

    RIP Alimoe! Streetball legend

  • tweaks

    kobe is all about basketball..at the end of any hater’s day

  • The Real Peter Jackson

    Alimoe came to New Zealand for an AND1 mixtape tour… he was by far the best allrounder on the tour then… nice handle, nice jumper and he could get up… RIP!

  • https://twitter.com/Wayne__o BuenoWayno1

    I saw alimoe play at the rucker and kingdom tournaments a bunch of times, dude was an amazing ball player

  • http://twitter.com/BEdotwater Orlando Coolridge


  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Donte-Machiavelli-Hudson/100000723951750 Donte Machiavelli Hudson

    Much love kobean.

  • largeybaby

    cosign real peter jackson. could only see that cat on some and1 dvds, never got to see him tear it up on the court for real and that’s a damn shame for any ball players. respect to the mamba. we lost a legend. harlem stand up

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ben Osborne

    As I just put in the original RIP post… Funeral Services (UPDATE): Due to the expected overwhelming turnout, services (which will be held on Tuesday, March 5) have been moved to the United House of Prayer, 2320 Frederick Douglass Blvd (8 Ave) @ W. 124th Street NY, NY 10027.
    If you need further info or Instructions do not hesitate to contact
    Unity Funeral Chapels 2352 8th Avenue New York, NY 10027 212-666-8300.
    If needed also you can contact Fort Washington Florist 212-795-2978 for
    floral arrangements.