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Inside the Kobe and Gianna Bryant Memorial Service: He ‘Showed Us How to Never Settle No Matter the Challenge’

At one point during the public memorial service Monday (Feb. 24) for Kobe and Gianna Bryant and the seven others who died on Jan. 26 in a tragic helicopter accident, fellow basketball legend -- and Bryant “big brother” -- Michael Jordan tearfully noted, “When Kobe died, a piece of me died. And a piece of you died … or you wouldn’t be here.”

that she’s “still way emotional but trying to hold it together” nearly a month after the tragedy. “But it’s been fabulous watching the Lakers all this time, especially watching Kobe develop and become a great leader, husband, father and coach.”Once inside, after ticket bar codes were processed through everyone’s cell phones, each attendee was given a black T-shirt emblazoned with three color photos of Bryant and Gianna, a 26-page 5x7 booklet brimming with photos of Bryant on and off the court and with his wife and daughters -- but no order of service. A physical version of the hard-sought memorial ticket was also enclosed, sporting photos of Bryant and Gianna with Psalm 23 printed on the back. The final piece of memorabilia was a circular black pin with the initials K and B positioned in the center, outlined in gold.

and stepped forward to powerfully deliver “one of Kobe’s favorite songs,” “XO,” in a medley that also featured the fitting “Halo.”

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Alicia Keys Performs Song Kobe Bryant Learned To Play For Vanessa Bryant At MemorialAlicia Keys delivered an emotional rendition of Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata' at the Kobe Bryant memorial as a nod to a romantic gesture the NBA legend once made for his wife, Vanessa. Perfection. 💜 I'm guessing he learned that after.

At Kobe Bryant memorial service Vanessa Bryant opens up, Michael Jordan wipes away tears'When Kobe Bryant died, a piece of me died.' Michael Jordan, a close friend of Kobe Bryant, wiped tears away as he spoke at the NBA legend's memorial service. YojiNoda1 🙏😢 😢😢😢 Kobby still live on 😢😢

Kobe and Gianna Bryant memorial: Live updates from inside Staples CenterVanessa Bryant, Michael Jordan and Shaquille O’Neal were among the speakers at the Kobe and Gianna Bryant memorial. she is so beautiful and strong❤️❤️ I can’t even imagine what she must be going through right now and how hard it was for her to get up there and speak😓❤️ Such a heartbreaking yet beautiful tribute. FamilyLove I cry so much hearing this 😭😭🙏🏻 this is so heartbreaking may they RIP gone but never forgotten

Vanessa Bryant on Why Kobe Bryant Gifted Her 'The Notebook' DressKobe gave her the blue dress and shoes worn by Rachel McAdams in the film as a Valentine’s Day gift, along with a notebook prop. Tears seeing all the people who spoke of his life all the singers and his lovely wife 😢😢😢😢♥️♥️♥️♥️

Vanessa Bryant submits wrongful death complaint against helicopter operator in crash that killed Kobe Bryant, daughterVanessa Bryant submits wrongful death complaint against helicopter operator in crash that killed her husband Kobe Bryant, their daughter Gianna, and seven others. I hope she gives any settlement money to the other families instead of keeping it herself... The pilot died too... Show some Respect Vanessa.. Didn't take long.

Vanessa Bryant Delivered a Tearful Tribute to Husband Kobe Bryant and Daughter Gianna“God knew they couldn’t be on this earth without each other. He had to bring them home to heaven together.” Vanessa Bryant gave a heartbreaking tribute to her daughter Gianna and husband Kobe Bryant today. 💜💛 KobeFarewell



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