Before she played a video reel of Bryant's appearances on her show, DeGeneres said: "Kobe was a legend who will always be remembered for what he accomplished on the basketball court, but also remembered for his kindness and the times that he helped us give back to deserving people on our show. Ellen DeGeneres broke down as she talked about celebrating life in the wake of Kobe Bryant's death. The 19 Most Viral Moments of From celebrities to chicken sandwiches, these were the year's best internet moments. During her opening monologue, which was filmed on Monday, DeGeneres broke down in tears as she said that her birthday on Sunday was "a celebratory day" until they "got tragic news about Kobe Bryant and everything changed in a second. These eating disorders shouldn't be swept under the rug.
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And then, characteristically ending with a poignant quip, DeGeneres said, "Be nice to the people at the DMV, they're people. These eating disorders shouldn't be swept under the rug. As always, she encouraged her viewers to practice kindness, compassion , appreciation, and gratitude. Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn. Ellen DeGeneres delivered an emotional monologue on her talk show on Tuesday about the death of Kobe Bryant , which shook the world and DeGeneres in particular. On Tuesday, DeGeneres took to Twitter to write that "Kobe Bryant was someone who was always there when we wanted to help someone in need.