Kobe Bryant’s Public Memorial Will Be February 24
Kobe Bryant’s public memorial has officially been set for February 24, 2020, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
No doubt, thousands will come to show their love for the late NBA star, who died in a helicopter crash alongside his daughter Gianna and several others.
Los Angeles Times reports that the memorial is one of two that will take place in the city. Apparently, there is a “separate” funeral celebration in the works from the City of Los Angeles.
“The city is holding off announcing those plans for right now out of respect for Vanessa [Bryant, Kobe’s wife] and the family,” a source told Us Weekly.
The date is significant, given that while playing for the LA Lakers, Kobe had two numbers: No. 8 for the majority of his career, and No. 24 during the 2006-2007 season.
Both numbers have been retired by the organization out of respect.
Gianna’s jersey number was No. 2, which is why the father-daughter duo will be honored on 2/24 at Staples Center.