Kobe and Gianna Bryant Will Be Memorialized Today in Special Service at Staples Center
On Monday, Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna Bryant and the seven others killed in a helicopter crash last month will be honored at Staples Center
Thousands will gather at Staples Center on Monday to honor the man they called the Black Mamba.
The event was organized, in part, by Kobe’s longtime NBA team, the Los Angeles Lakers.
Monday’s date holds special significance for the Bryant family: Gianna wore jersey No. 2 at the Mamba Sports Academy, and Kobe wore No. 24 in the latter half of his career.
20 — as in the year 2020 — marks his time as a Laker and the length of his relationship with his wife Vanessa Bryant, with whom he shares 4 children, including Gianna.
A limited number of tickets for the memorial were sold, and ranged in price from $24.02 to $224. The prices, of course, also incorporate Kobe and Gianna’s jersey numbers.
Proceeds from the ticket sales are being donated to the Bryant family’s Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation.