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21 Emotional Pictures From Kobe And Gianna Bryant's Memorial At Staples Center

Thousands of people paid their respects to Kobe and Gianna Bryant during their public memorial at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Posted on February 24, 2020, at 4:55 p.m. ET

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Fans cheer outside of the Staples Center during a public memorial for former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, in Los Angeles, Feb. 24.

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Fans line up outside the Staples Center to enter the memorial.

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A fan with a custom painted car pulls up to the Staples Center.

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Fans pay their respects to Kobe Bryant.

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An LA Metro bus displays an "RIP Kobe" sign before his public memorial at the Staples Center.

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Members of the public wait to get in before the start of the memorial.

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People attend a public memorial for NBA great Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others killed in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26.

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Vanessa Bryant speaks during the memorial.

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Vanessa Bryant is helped offstage by Michael Jordan.

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A picture of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna is displayed on a Jumbotron during the ceremony.

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Friends and family sit in the audience of the memorial.

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Shaquille O'Neal speaks during the ceremony.

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Alicia Keys reacts after performing.

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Michael Jordan wipes tears from his eyes after speaking during the memorial.

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A mural honoring the late Kobe Bryant and his daughter is pictured near the Staples Center.


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