The life and legacy of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna will be celebrated at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Monday (February 24).
The public memorial service, which follows a private burial the family held for them earlier this month, will begin at 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET) and will be live-streamed on ABC7, FOX11, CNN, NBA TV, BET Networks' digital platforms, CBS All Access, the Lakers' official website and social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook and Youtube), and Spectrum News 1, Newsweek reports.
According to the outlet, coverage will kick off on ABC7 at 9 a.m. PT, while FOX 11's coverage will get underway at 10 a.m. PT, as part of a special edition of its Good Day LA show live from the Staples Center.
E! News, FOX 11, and Entertainment Tonight will also broadcast the entire memorial uninterrupted.
Vanessa Bryant announced the plans for the memorial on Instagram earlier this month. "#2, #24, #20 years as a Laker and the amount of years Kob and I were together ❤️❤️💜💛," she captioned the memorial announcement, pointing to the significance of the memorial date, 2/24/20. The date holds a special meaning as it was chosen in honor of Gigi and Kobe's jersey numbers, 2 and 24, respectively. Kobe also played 20-years in the NBA.
The memorial comes two days before the month-anniversary of the fatal helicopter accident, which claimed the lives of Kobe, Gigi, John Altobelli, Keri Altobelli, Alyssa Altobelli, Sarah Chester, Payton Chester, Christina Mauser, and the helicopter's pilot Ara Zobayan. The nine passengers, excluding the pilot, were parents and players from the Mamba Sports Academy girls’ team, who were on their way to a youth basketball game in Thousand Oaks.
Proceeds from the tickets of Monday's memorial will reportedly be donated to charity.
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