Kobe & Gianna Bryant Celebration of Life
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Emotional scenes from inside Staples Center at the Kobe Bryant memorial

We gathered a gallery of special moments from Kobe and Gianna Bryant’s memorial at Staples Center.

Vanessa Bryant speaks at the memorial for her husband, Kobe Bryant, and daughter Gianna on Monday at Staples Center. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Michael Jordan helps Vanessa Bryant off the stage after her speech. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
An emotional Michael Jordan speaks at Monday’s event. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Alicia Keys performs at the Kobe & Gianna Bryant Celebration of Life. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Shaquille O’Neal brought smiles to the crowd as he shared memories of Kobe. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Phil Jackson, former coach of the Lakers, is among mourners at Monday’s event. (Wally Sklaij / Los Angeles Times)
Late-night TV talk show host Jimmy Kimmel opened Monday’s vigil. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
WNBA superstar Diana Taurasi, whom Kobe Bryant called the “White Mamba,” talked about the Lakers superstar and his influence. (Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images)
About 20,000 attended the sold-out memorial. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Michael Jordan takes a moment after speaking. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka spoke during the vigil of receiving a text from Kobe Bryant the morning of the crash, trying to arrange an internship for Lexi Altobelli, whose mother, father and sister died in the helicopter crash that also claimed the lives of Bryant and his daughter. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
UConn women’s basketball head coach Geno Auriemma, among the speakers, said, “I’m here as a father, not as a basketball coach.” (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Mourners, many of them in Lakers jerseys, watch the proceedings. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Oregon basketball star Sabrina Ionescu, whom Bryant mentored, spoke at Monday’s memorial. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Christina Aguilera preforms at Staples Center. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
At Staples Center, center court featured roses and the overhead video board showed photos of the Bryant family. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Beyoncé leaves Staples Center. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez leave Staples Center. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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