Kobe Bryant Memorial Today: What You Need To Know
Today thousands of mourners will assemble at the Staples Center in Las Angeles to honor the lives of Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna. Vanessa Bryant, the Lakers superstar's wife, described the memorial service as "A Celebration of Life."
WHEN AND WHERE IS THE SERVICE
The memorial is today, Feb. 24 at 12 CT at the Staples Center, the downtown arena where the basketball legend played for the bulk of his 20 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers. The arena is also widely known among fans as "The House The Kobe Built".
WHERE CAN YOU WATCH THE MEMORIAL
The event will stream live via NBCNews.com and the NBC News mobile app. NBCNews.com will also live-blog the memorial, providing real-time analysis and context.
Tickets to the memorial were priced at three tiers: $224 each, $224 for two or $24.02 each, according to a news release from the Lakers. (The purchase limit: two tickets.)
WHERE WILL THE PROCEEDS GO
Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation, an organization that "exists to further Kobe and Gianna Bryant's legacy through charitable endeavors in sports," according to its website.
Vanessa Bryant renamed the foundation on Feb. 14 to include her daughter's nickname, "Mambacita".