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LeBron Posts Message Ahead Of Kobe, Gianna Bryant Memorial

lebron james looks onto the court during an nba game

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 05: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during a timeout in the first half of the game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on April 05, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)

Monday, there will be a memorial service at the Staples Center in Los Angeles for Kobe and Gianna Bryant, who were tragically killed in a helicopter accident back on January 26. LeBron James took to Twitter a few minutes ahead of the event with a message.

James, who was close to Kobe and his family and was visibly devastated after hearing the news, posted a simple-but-powerful note to social media. It reads "2/24" with the infinity emoji and purple and gold hearts.

The Lakers chose 2/24 for a reason. Kobe wore No. 24 for most of his career, and Gianna wore No. 2 on her youth basketball team. According to ESPN, there are 20,000 people who are expected to be in attendance.

Proceeds from the event will go the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation. It's unclear at the moment if Kobe's family will attend. Players on the Lakers, along with a number of other NBA stars, will be in attendance.

The celebration of Kobe's life will be carried on ESPN starting at 1:00 PM ET.

Kobe's death came just one day after James had passed him for third on the all-time scoring list. His last tweet was a congratulatory post to James in the aftermath.

While it's been a month, many are still having a hard time wrapping their heads around the tragedy. Perhaps Monday's celebration can provide some closure for Kobe's family and friends.