The best moments from Super Bowl LIV Opening Night

Super Bowl week kicked off live from Miami on Monday night — but with heavy hearts all around.

Our crew was live on site for Monday’s Opening Night, which started with several moments of remembrance for Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, who perished in a helicopter crash on Sunday along with eight others, including his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna:

Even when players took the podium, starting with the Kansas City Chiefs, Kobe was the main topic of conversation:

Which continued with the San Francisco 49ers on Kobe:

Amid all of the memories, the players also had a championship game to discuss — starting with a young man asking Patrick Mahomes the best advice he ever received, which turned into quite a cute exchange:

… and the cuteness continued:

This little guy wasn’t the only fan of the 49ers in the crowd:

There were moments of levity, as well, particularly from Chiefs coach Andy Reid:

… who had something of a doppelganger in the crowd:

Reid wasn’t the only fashion icon:

Meanwhile, 49ers tight end George Kittle was having a moment:

If you thought Kittle was excited about meeting former WWE superstar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, just wait until you see San Francisco DC Robert Saleh on Sunday:

And speaking of WWE, our “special correspondent,” Roman Reigns, had some very important questions for his beloved Niners:

So now both teams lock in before the big game. For the rest of the week, expect Jimmy G. to leave you on read: