Spike Lee is attending the Oscars in a suit honoring the late Kobe Bryant.
Lee arrived to Sunday’s Academy Awards wearing a purple-and-gold suit with Bryant’s No. 24 on the lapels and the back. Lee also wore a pair of Bryant’s Nike sneakers.
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) February 9, 2020
Lee, who won his first Oscar last year for best adapted screenplay, is slated to present an award during the ceremony at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.
Bryant, who was killed in a helicopter crash Jan. 26 along with his daughter Gianna and seven others, will be part of the Oscars’ In Memoriam segment.
Bryant won an Academy Award in 2018 for best animated short film for “Dear Basketball.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.