LeBron James said “every game is going to be emotional” as the Los Angeles Lakers play out the season following the helicopter crash that took the lives of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others on Jan. 26.

That includes the NBA All-Star Game later this month in Chicago.

James, voted an All-Star captain, will lead his team Feb. 16 against the squad selected by Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks, the league’s reigning MVP.

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James said the league contacted him last week, looping him into plans to have one team wear No. 24 in honor of Bryant and one team wear No. 2 in honor of Gianna, who was a budding basketball star as a 13-year-old.

He chose #2.

For his daughter.

Flip the pages to see his reasoning and more: