Sun. Apr 5th, 2020

Los Angeles honors Kobe, Gianna Bryant with public memorial


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because Kobe Bryant gave it his all to his fans. He gave us everything he had. And at the very least, I gotta come to respect a man, not just him. The other people who died. His beautiful daughter gone way too soon. I had to. I mean, Kobe Bryant’s giving me some of the best memories of my life, and I respect that about I expect the hard work I respect, a dedication to the game, his passion and his drive to play the game was incredible and what he did for so many people here in Los Angeles, so are near today to pay respects. He’s gonna be missed with tragic. When he left because it took everybody by surprise, nobody was expecting it. Neither was I. So yeah, just paying my respects.
because Kobe Bryant gave it his all to his fans. He gave us everything he had. And at the very least, I gotta come to respect a man, not just him. The other people who died. His beautiful daughter gone way too soon. I had to. I mean, Kobe Bryant’s giving me some of the best memories of my life, and I respect that about I expect the hard work I respect, a dedication to the game, his passion and his drive to play the game was incredible and what he did for so many people here in Los Angeles, so are near today to pay respects. He’s gonna be missed with tragic. When he left because it took everybody by surprise, nobody was expecting it. Neither was I. So yeah, just paying my respects.
because Kobe Bryant gave it his all to his fans. He gave us everything he had. And at the very least, I gotta come to respect a man, not just him. The other people who died. His beautiful daughter gone way too soon. I had to. I mean, Kobe Bryant’s giving me some of the best memories of my life, and I respect that about I expect the hard work I respect, a dedication to the game, his passion and his drive to play the game was incredible and what he did for so many people here in Los Angeles, so are near today to pay respects. He’s gonna be missed with tragic. When he left because it took everybody by surprise, nobody was expecting it. Neither was I. So yeah, just paying my respects.

Los Angeles honors Kobe, Gianna Bryant with public memorial

Thousands of mourners will gather in Staples Center Monday to say farewell to Kobe and Gianna Bryant.The basketball superstar and his 13-year-old daughter will be honored in a public memorial at the arena where Bryant played for the Los Angeles Lakers.Kobe and Gianna Bryant died along with seven others on Jan. 26 in a helicopter crash.The Celebration of Life will feature speakers reflecting on Kobe Bryant’s impact on his sport and the world, along with music and retrospectives on Bryant’s on-court achievements. Bryant became active in film, television and writing after he retired from basketball in 2016.Bryant’s family, dozens of sports greats and many major figures in Bryant’s public life are expected to attend. Related video: Hundreds attend memorial service for family killed in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash Staples Center is sold out for the memorial. The money made from ticket sales will be given to the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation, which supports youth sports programs in underserved communities and teaches sports to girls and women.Bryant played his entire 20-year NBA career with the Lakers, including the final 17 seasons at Staples Center, which opened in 1999. The five-time NBA champion’s two retired jersey numbers — 8 and 24 — hang high above the arena where he became the third-leading scorer in league history until Lakers star LeBron James passed him on the night before Bryant’s death.Bryant’s death caused an outpouring of grief across Los Angeles, where he remained the city’s most popular athlete into retirement. Dozens of public memorials and murals have been installed around the sprawling metropolis, and thousands of fans gathered daily outside Staples Center to commiserate after the crash.Related video: Kobe Bryant fan uses hundreds of Rubik’s Cubes in tribute to NBA legend Symbolic meanings will run throughout the ceremony, which will be held on a 24-foot-by-24-foot stage. Vanessa Bryant, Kobe’s wife and Gianna’s mother, chose Feb. 24 as the date in honor of the uniform numbers of Kobe and Gianna, who wore No. 2 on her youth basketball teams.A private funeral was held for Kobe and Gianna Bryant in Orange County on Feb. 7.

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Thousands of mourners will gather in Staples Center Monday to say farewell to Kobe and Gianna Bryant.

The basketball superstar and his 13-year-old daughter will be honored in a public memorial at the arena where Bryant played for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Kobe and Gianna Bryant died along with seven others on Jan. 26 in a helicopter crash.

The Celebration of Life will feature speakers reflecting on Kobe Bryant’s impact on his sport and the world, along with music and retrospectives on Bryant’s on-court achievements. Bryant became active in film, television and writing after he retired from basketball in 2016.

Bryant’s family, dozens of sports greats and many major figures in Bryant’s public life are expected to attend.

Related video: Hundreds attend memorial service for family killed in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash

Staples Center is sold out for the memorial. The money made from ticket sales will be given to the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation, which supports youth sports programs in underserved communities and teaches sports to girls and women.

Bryant played his entire 20-year NBA career with the Lakers, including the final 17 seasons at Staples Center, which opened in 1999. The five-time NBA champion’s two retired jersey numbers — 8 and 24 — hang high above the arena where he became the third-leading scorer in league history until Lakers star LeBron James passed him on the night before Bryant’s death.

Bryant’s death caused an outpouring of grief across Los Angeles, where he remained the city’s most popular athlete into retirement. Dozens of public memorials and murals have been installed around the sprawling metropolis, and thousands of fans gathered daily outside Staples Center to commiserate after the crash.

Related video: Kobe Bryant fan uses hundreds of Rubik’s Cubes in tribute to NBA legend

Symbolic meanings will run throughout the ceremony, which will be held o



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