Following the untimely deaths of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, the two will be honored in a touching ceremony at the Staples Center on Monday, February 24. Scroll below for details about the event and how to stream.
What time does the Kobe Bryant memorial start?
The tribute to the father-daughter duo will be unlike any other. The service is set to begin at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET where those who purchased tickets can come and pay their respects. The event aims to be a “celebration of life” for Kobe and Gianna.
How to stream Kobe Bryant’s memorial?
For those who wish to attend and can’t make it, the memorial will air live on several stations including Fox 11 and NBA TV. The event will also be available to live-stream for CBS All Access subscribers. Additionally, you can view the program on the Los Angeles Lakers YouTube Channel, Twitter and Facebook pages. Tidal is also planning to offer a free live-stream to members and nonmembers. Later in the day, BET, E! and Entertainment Tonight are expected to broadcast highlights from the event and honor the late athletes.
Where will the proceeds go?
The details for the ceremony, released on Friday, February 14, state that all the proceeds from the event will go to the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation to “further Kobe and Gianna Bryant’s legacy in youth sports.” Tickets to the event were set at three different tiers: $224 each, $224 for two or $24.02 each. The prices, like the event’s date, paid homage to Kobe’s and Gianna’s jerseys. A select number of guests were invited to the ceremony and had first pick. The exclusive guest list included close family, friends, teammates and NBA officials.
Kobe and Gianna Bryant were already laid to rest.
Despite the scheduled memorial, Kobe and Gigi were laid to rest in a private family ceremony in Orange County soon after their tragic deaths. The former NBA player and basketball protégé were involved in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on Sunday, January 26, that took their lives and those of seven other passengers aboard the aircraft. The world was shocked to hear about their horrific accident.
Have a tip? Send it to us! Email In Touch at email@example.com.