Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Photos from public memorial of Kobe Bryant and his daughter

Thousands of people attended the Kobe Bryant memorial service at the Staples Center on Feb. 24, including a number of celebrities.

Of course, members of the Los Angeles Lakers — like LeBron James — were at the event, where they mourned the loss of the team legend. Tons of other NBA stars were there to pay their respects, as well.

 The first celebrity to grace the stage was Beyonce, who kicked off the event with a powerful performance of “XO” and “Halo,” which had the crowd singing along, while many were already in tears.

Fellow Los Angeles Lakers legend, Magic Bryant, was also at the memorial, and he was photographed hugging Kobe’s mom, Pam Bryant, in the crowd. Kobe’s dad, Joe Bryant, was also seen in the crowd, and at one point, he conversed with another Lakers star, Derek Fisher.

 Other celebrities in the crowd included Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Khloe Kardashian and Kris Jenner. Basketball players like Steph Curry, Michael Jordan and more were also in attendance.

Kobe was killed in a tragic helicopter crash alongside his daughter, Gianna Bryant, and seven other victims on Jan. 26. The memorial also featured tributes to the others who tragically lost their lives.