Elgin Middle School honors Kobe Bryant Posted in: SportsLifestyle After the tragic loss of nine souls, including basketball superstar Kobe Bryant, in the recent helicopter crash in California, players from Elgin and Georgetown Forbes middle schools wanted to take a moment and honor the legendary Kobe’s impact on them and all players, no matter their age and skill set. Before their game Monday night, January 27, both 7th grade B teams took the court, holding a banner thanking Kobe, whose nickname was Black Mamba. The banner was signed by all the Elgin Middle School basketball players, and some added their own personal message to the sign. There was a moment ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!