#Cousins an official announcement has been made this afternoon confirming that the city of Los Angeles will be hosting a public memorial February 24th at the Staples Center. The memorial is set to honor Kobe and Gianna Bryant alongside the 7 other precious souls killed in the horrific helicopter crash tragedy!
According to the Los Angeles Times, the ceremony will consist of weeks worth of tributes dedicated to each victim.
Since official news broke of the tragic turn of events, devoted fans, families and friends from all over the world have come together to show love and pay respect to the legendary basketball player, aspiring basketball pre teens, coaches and parents who lives were ended so abruptly.
Last week Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti confirmed that there would be a memorial for the public very soon.
“I think one message that I would say is this is not just about a man who was a basketball player, this is about a father, this is about a leader, this is about a filmmaker, this is about an artist, this is about somebody who was so much more than just how he was on the court,” Garcetti tells reporters.
“It’s a reminder how much unity we have, though. We are one city that believes in each other, believes in something bigger than ourselves and we will absolutely do everything to make sure that this is done so that everybody can come to it as well.”