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US Kobe tribute expected to be restricted, with no outdoor viewing outside Staples Center

23:55  14 february  2020
23:55  14 february  2020 Source:   latimes.com

AP Source: Bryant memorial set for Feb. 24 at Staples Center

  AP Source: Bryant memorial set for Feb. 24 at Staples Center LOS ANGELES (AP) — A public memorial service for Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others killed in a helicopter crash is planned for Feb. 24 at Staples Center, a person with knowledge of the details told The Associated Press on Thursday. The arena is where Bryant starred for the Los Angeles Lakers for two decades and the date 2/24 corresponds with the No. 24 jersey he wore and the No. 2 worn by his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna. No officialThe arena is where Bryant starred for the Los Angeles Lakers for most of his two-decade career and the date 2/24 corresponds with the No. 24 jersey he wore and the No. 2 worn by his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna.

Fans of Kobe Bryant are mourning across the Southern California and the world after his death in a helicopter crash in Calabasas — the largest gathering

Grief-stricken fans converged on the Staples Center Sunday afternoon to mourn NBA legend Kobe Bryant. The Lakers great, his daughter Gianna, 13, and seven others were killed when a helicopter crashed into a hillside in Calabasas

LOS ANGELES — Officials have not released details about the Feb. 24 memorial for Kobe Bryant and others killed in a helicopter crash last month, but it appears the event at Staples Center will be restricted to those who have tickets.

  Kobe tribute expected to be restricted, with no outdoor viewing outside Staples Center © AP

Several sources have said there are no plans for a ceremony outside the downtown Los Angeles venue or at nearby L.A. Live, where thousands of fans converged after Bryant’s death on Jan. 26. There also are no plans for a procession, as was the case after slain rapper Nipsey Hussle’s memorial at Staples Center in April.

Sources said those without tickets will be encouraged to watch the event on TV at home rather than coming downtown.

Probe: No engine failure in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash

  Probe: No engine failure in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash Wreckage from the helicopter that crashed last month and killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others did not show any evidence of outward engine failure, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday. Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and the others died in the Jan. 26 crash in Calabasas, California. The group was flying to a girls basketball tournament at his Mamba Sports Academy. Gianna's team was coached by Bryant and was playing in the tournament.

Many expect Kobe to eventually join that group and Jeanie all but confirmed that he will one day do so as she guest hosted the Mason and Ireland show on So, fans should start preparing in 2021 for Kobe to be bronzed outside of Staples Center . The bigger question now will be what pose will be chosen

Kobe Bryant and recently acquired Dwight Howard are about to be more than just teammates, the duo might also be With the practice facility in El Segundo being just 44 miles away and home game central ( Staples Center ) 49 miles away, how is Dwight Howard expected to be ready for each game?

Vanessa Bryant previously noted on Instagram the significance of the date of the memorial: 2-24-20: Daughter Gianna, who also was killed in the helicopter crash over Calabasas, wore No. 2 while playing basketball, while her husband wore No. 24. The “20” denoting the current year is also the number of years Bryant played for the Lakers.

No information about tickets for the event have been released.

The memorial will conclude in time to allow a previously scheduled Clippers game against the Memphis Grizzlies to be played in the evening. It falls between two Lakers home games, against the Boston Celtics and the New Orleans Pelicans.

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All-Star Weekend 'tribute to' legacies of Kobe, Stern .
Pau Gasol and Sue Bird honored Kobe Bryant and David Stern in their address to the crowd before the All-Star Weekend Rising Stars game.Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash Jan. 26. Bryant and late NBA commissioner David Stern, who died Jan. 1, were honored before the game by former Bryant teammate Pau Gasol and WNBA star Sue Bird. Bryant was named a Hall of Fame finalist prior to the game.

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