The NBA fraternity around the world is still mourning the death of Kobe Bryant who died in a helicopter crash with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna. The father-daughter duo were expected at the Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks for a basketball game. Gianna was going to play whiles Bryant was going to coach.
The latest development is that a memorial service to celebrate the lives of the famous basketball player and his daughter Gianna will be held on the morning of February 24 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The date is significant, which reflects the basketball jersey numbers worn by Kobe (No. 24) and Gianna (No. 2). Gianna Bryant’s jersey was retired by Harbor Day School in Corona Del Mar, California, on Thursday.
The date for the memorial was finalized with planning and coordination from the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Police Department and the LA Clippers, who have a 7:30 p.m. game at Staples that day against the Memphis Grizzlies.