Memorial Service Planned for Kobe Bryant

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There will be a public memorial service for former professional basketball player Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna.  The service will be held on February 24 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, nearly a month after they and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash.

The basketball legend's widow shared details of the memorial in a post on Instagram, calling the event a "celebration of life." The service will begin at 10 a.m. local time, according to her post, which said more details were forthcoming. No information about tickets has been shared. 

The date is significant because it reflects both Bryant and Gianna's jersey numbers. Bryant used the No. 24 jersey on the Los Angeles Lakers, and Gianna, who played on a basketball team at her father's Mamba Sports Academy and aspired to the WNBA, used No. 2.

Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven other people killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. The other victims in the crash included the pilot, Ara Zobayan; John Altobelli, the head baseball coach at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California; his wife, Keri; and their daughter Alyssa. 



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