What you should know about Monday’s Kobe Bryant memorial
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There have been numerous tributes since NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash last month.
But on Monday the public will get one last chance to reflect on Bryant’s life and mourn the loss of he and his daughter.
Here’s what you need to know about the “Celebration of Life” memorial service.
The memorial is set to begin February 24 at 10 AM PT/1 PM ET at the Staples Center.
The date 2/24 is symbolic.
Bryant wore the number 24 in the latter part of his NBA career while Gianna wore the number 2 for her youth basketball teams.
It’s not clear who will speak at the memorial but tens of thousands of people from Los Angeles and other parts of the world are expected to attend.
Coverage of the event will be available on CNN’s website only but not on the website of CNN affiliates like Sign1News.
Many local Los Angeles TV stations are expected to broadcast the event live.
NBA TV and the LA Lakers’ websites will carry the memorial service as well.
People without tickets are strongly encouraged to not travel downtown.
After the memorial service, the Staples Center will host a scheduled NBA game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Memphis Grizzlies.
Posted – 2.23.20