Today, global basketball fans in general and fans of American legend Kobe Bryant await a memorial service for the latter at the stadium of his former “Los Angeles Lakers” Staples Center, “according to what the American press said. announced earlier this month, as approved by Brian’s widow and team management.
The date “24-2” of the commemorative ceremony is of particular symbolism, as Bryant wore the number 24 during the second half of his league career, while his daughter Gianna wore the number 2 in his school team and the “Mamba” Academy, founded by his father, who was 41 years old.
American basketball legend and 13-year-old daughter died in a plane crash in Los Angeles, in addition to baseball coach John Toubele with wife Kerry and daughter Alyssa, Gianna’s teammate, and helicopter pilot Ara Zubayan, and Sarah Chester with daughter Payton playing on the same team as Bryant’s daughter, and basketball coach Christina Mauser.
Bryant played 20 NBA seasons with the Lakers, participated in the All-Star Game 18 times, and won the championship five times before retiring in 2016.
The commemorative ceremony will see the presence of eminent personalities who have been specially invited for this day, knowing that the stadium has a capacity of 20,000 spectators, and the ceremony will be between Lakers at home against the Boston Celtics and New Orleans Pelikans.