Today’s date contains the jersey numbers Gianna Bryant (2) and Kobe Bryant (24) so it was only right to hold a public memorial for them on this day. Taking place at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, a building that Kobe Bryant made famous, the legend and his daughter were remembered by the world. If you weren’t able to snatch a ticket to the event, it was live-streamed for free on TIDAL. A who’s who people in Kobe’s life, as well as men and women who idolized him from afar, took their seats in the arena .
Kevork Djansezian/Getty s — Jimmy Kimmel speaks during The Celebration Life for Kobe & Gianna Bryant
In the audience, famous faces could be spotted everywhere. A bunch Kobe’s former teammates, including Steve Nash, Dwight Howard, Lamar Odom, , and others were seen in the audience. His former coaches and agents, including Rob Pelinka, Byron Scott, and Phil Jackson were also there. , Christina Aguilera, and Beyoncé took the stage to sing, while A-listers Kanye West, , , , Queen Latifah, Jay-Z, and more watched on.
The touching ceremony was bittersweet to watch. It included speeches from MJ, a heartbreaking eulogy from Vanessa Bryant to her daughter Gigi, and more.
Mamba out, but never forgotten.