A look at the shirts fans are receiving at Kobe and Gianna Bryant's 'Celebration of Life' memorial. KobeFarewell 💜💛
ET is providing live updates of 'A Celebration of Life for Kobe and Gianna Bryant.'Kobe Thanked for His Contributions to Women's Basketball 8:19 AM: Ahead of speaking during Monday's memorial, Oregon basketball star Sabrina Ionescu wrote about Bryant -- who had become a close friend and mentor as she looked to the WNBA -- for The Player's Tribune ."Kobe always saw the bigger picture," she wrote."That was clear with everything he did in his life — but to me it was especially clear with the way that he looked at and treated the game of women’s basketball. He didn’t see growing the game with girls as his hobby, or as some side project, or as a charity case. He saw it as a movement. And he didn’t get involved because he just wanted to be a fan of our movement. He got involved because he wanted to be a part of it." "And that’s what I always loved so much about Kobe, and it’s one of the things that I hope people will remember about him," she wrote."All that he cared about really was your love of the game. That was the test you had to pass with Kobe: Could you match him passion for passion when it came to hoops. If you could do that, then you had his respect." Photo by Mark Ralston / AFP via Getty Images Los Angeles Remembers 8:18 AM: Fans around the world -- and across the city of Los Angeles -- paid tribute to Kobe and Gigi with memorials in the weeks leading up to his public service. Artist Levi Ponce, who painted a mural at 100 N. La Brea Ave., told ET that upon hearing the news of the athlete's death, he knew that he had to do something."I painted him in 2016 when he retired and I didn't think I'd be painting him again so quickly, and definitely not under these circumstances," Ponce told ET. The mural took about three days to paint, and Ponce wanted to make sure that he portrayed Bryant's full life, not just his career as a basketball star."When I first painted him, he had retired so I mostly did a Laker thing," he explained."But I wanted to do something a little bigger than that. So we alluded to life outside of basketball as well and so we just wanted to paint a bigger picture with this mural." What to Expect at the Memorial 8:15 AM: Monday's public service is a chance for fans, friends and fellow Lakers to pay tribute to the basketball legend. ET confirmed that members of the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers teams will be in attendance at the service, as well as Golden State Warriors stars Steph Curry and Draymond Green and members of the Memphis Grizzlies team, who play the Clippers at Staples Center on Monday night. A private funeral service for Kobe and Gianna was held at Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona Del Mar, California, on Feb. 7."Vanessa and the family wanted a private service to mourn their loss," ET reported at the time."The ceremony was extremely hard for everyone as it's still hard for them to grasp they lost two beautiful souls." Read more: Entertainment Tonight
Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant Honored at 2020 NAACP Image Awards Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash in January, received a special tribute at the 2020 NAACP Image Awards on Saturday, two days before their public memorial.
Kobe Bryant and Daughter Gianna Honored with Emotional Tribute at the NAACP Image AwardsA photo of Kobe and Gianna Bryant sitting courtside was shown during the memorial tribute
Kobe Bryant And Gianna Memorial, Thousands To Pack Staples CenterTMZ Sports will be livestreaming the entire event. you guys should be ashamed of yourselves “we broke the story” yeah you did before the next of kin was even notified imagine the pain of not only losing you loved ones but also finding out on tmz and from look of this article you could care less just as long as you were the first HIS SMILING FACE US IN MY FLOOR TILE....RIPKobeBryant
20,000 People Will Pack LA’s Staples Center To Pay Tribute To Kobe And Gianna Bryant TodayThe ‘Celebration of Life’ memorial service will remember the lives of basketball great Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, who died in a helicopter crash last month. COVID19 coronavirus
Kobe and Gianna Bryant Will Be Memorialized Today in Special Service at Staples CenterOn Monday, Kobe Bryant , his daughter Gianna Bryant and the seven others killed in a helicopter crash last month will be honored at Staples Center The numbers & dates tho 😥🙏🏼 😞💔💜💛🙏 My heart goes to Kobe and his gorgeous, loving daughter and they are resting in peace. Send love and prayers to his loved ones... Kobe an daughter we love you all, an always be in our memories 🕊🕊🌹🕊🕊
Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna to be honored at Staples Center memorial servicehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCwXMUM3wog Almost one month after their tragic deaths, Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna are being honored with 'A Celebration… Life is Short! SarahAbedi2