About two weeks after the tragic death of Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, his fans and family are finally going to get a chance to say goodbye.
The Los Angeles Times reports that the ceremony will be held on February 24th at the Staples Center.
Ever since news broke that we lost Kobe, fans gathered around the arena and created a memorial for the ex-Lakers star and his Mambacita. They also showed love to the seven other victims who lost their lives in the helicopter crash.
There aren’t many details about the memorial, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke to Times about the memorial: “I think one message that I would say is this is not just about a man who was a basketball player, this is about a father, this is about a leader, this is about a filmmaker, this is about an artist, this is about somebody who was so much more than just how he was on the court,” Garcetti said.
“It’s a reminder how much unity we have, though. We are one city that believes in each other, believes in something bigger than ourselves and we will absolutely do everything to make sure that this is done so that everybody can come to it as well,” he continued.