10 Most Powerful Photos From Kobe & Gianna’s Memorial At Staple Center!
NBA legend Kobe Bryant and prodigy Gianna Bryant's death has left an invisible scar on our heart! To pay respects to them, thousands of people came to Staple Centers! Let's look over the most powerful and emotional photos that made us cry!
A fan at the Staple Center.
A fan trying hard to stay strong at the “Celebration of Life for Kobe and Gianna.” Celebrities such as Beyonce, Jay Z, Jimmy Kimme, and Alicia Keyes celebrated the life of Kobe Bryant!
One of them showed up on crutches!
This is the time when indefinite love helps you to be the part of the tribute.
Shaquille O’Neal’s emotional speech!
Former LA Lakers Teammate Shaquille joked that Kobe once told that there’s ‘M-E’ in the team after his teammates complained that he was not passing the ball enough!
He told the audience that “Mamba, you were taken away from us way too soon. The next chapter of your life was just beginning, but now it’s time for us to continue your legacy.”
“When Kobe Bryant died, a piece of me died, and as I look at this arena and across the globe, a piece of you died,” the 57 years old said in the speech. “Now he’s got me. I’m gonna have to look at another crying meme,” he jokingly said.
Jimmy Kimmel tribute to Kobe.
Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel took over the stage and addressed the sold-out crowd of about 20,00 people. “In places where he would be booed on the court, Kobe is missed,” Kimmel said before introducing Vanessa Bryant
“He isn’t going to be able to walk our girls down the aisle or spin me around on the dance floor,” Vanessa Bryant said in the memorial.
“But I want my daughters to know and remember the amazing person, husband and father he was, the kind of man that wanted to teach the future generations to be better and keep from making his own mistakes,” she added.
Beyonce kicked off the memorial by performing her hit songs, “XO” and “Halo.” Fans noticed a slight change in her Halo song by swapping “crashing into you” for “laughing into you.”
Michael Jordan helps Vanessa Bryant to walk off from the stage.
The NBA star was a big brother to Kobe Bryant. After Vanessa Bryant spoke her heart on the stage, Michael assisted Vanessa off the stag which was very touching for everyone!
A car painted with Kobe and Gianna.
Fans went out of the way to tribute Kobe Bryant! They wrapped their cars with the legend!
We will miss you!
The whole stadium was packed with mourners and it was kind of difficult for one to not shed a tear.