The long-awaited public memorial service for Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant and seven others who lost their lives in a tragic helicopter crash on January 26th took place on Feb. 24 at 10 AM PST (noon CST).
The Staples Center, which has been sold out for days in preparation for the memorial service, is asking those who are unable to be in attendance to watch at home or from their offices. The venue estimates nearly 350,000 people surrounded the venue in the days following Bryant’s death and turned it into a makeshift memorial site.
Kobe and Gianna were laid to rest in a private funeral at Pacific View Memorial Park in the Corona Del Mar neighborhood in Newport Beach, California on Feb. 7.
A slew of guest speakers took the stage on Monday included Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal, his wife Vanessa Bryant, Jimmy Kimmel, Diana Taurasi, and more. Each shared stories regarding Bryant, his daughter and with Vanessa, it was a remembrance of her “soulmate” and her baby girl “Gigi.”
Watch the re-air of the live stream above.