Thousands of Mamba Nation faithful from all over the globe are expected at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Monday to honor the lives of Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, who died along with seven other people in a tragic helicopter crash in late January.
There have already been numerous murals from fans and NBA player tributes and features on the legacy of Kobe and his daughter Gigi, who had her jersey retired at her school.
Vanessa Bryant, the Lakers superstar’s wife, described the memorial service as “a Celebration of Life.”
ABC News will present special coverage of Kobe Bryant’s memorial on Monday, February 24. ABC News Live, the network’s 24/7 breaking news and live events streaming channel, will have commercial-free streaming coverage of the memorial anchored by Tom Llamas live from Los Angeles beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET/9:30 a.m.
PT on Roku, Hulu, Xumo, Sling TV, Facebook Watch, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and the ABC News mobile app.
GMA Digital will be live tweeting the memorial.
ABC NewsOne, the affiliate news service of ABC News, will provide full coverage with Correspondent Elena Gomez reporting from the Staples Center. NewsOne provides news content and services for more than 200 ABC affiliates and international news partners.
The event will also stream live via NBC News NOW on OTT devices, NBCNews.com and the NBC News mobile app.
NBCNews.com will also live-blog the memorial, providing real-time analysis and context.
There will be no shortage of news channels and streaming services providing coverage of the celebration of the life of one of America’s most influential and remarkable people.
Covering for Black News is Jemele Hill and Marc Lamont Hill “AKA” Capital Hills.
Really wish that I didn’t have this assignment today, but I’m honored to be tasked with putting an amazing life in…
Posted by Jemele J Hill on Monday, February 24, 2020