The late Kobe Bryant’s memorial service was filled with mixed emotions, as expected. Some cried, some laughed, everyone remembered.
The Lakers legend’s legacy is one that will not soon be forgotten. Monday’s service provided an opportunity for all to celebrate Kobe Bryant as a player, a husband and a father.
Today’s selected date – February 24th, or 2/24 – for the memorial service isn’t just a coincidence. It was picked as a way to honor both Kobe and Gianna Bryant. Kobe, of course, wore No. 24 while Gianna wore No. 2 during both of their basketball careers.
Just hours after the beautiful celebration of Kobe’s life on Monday, the NBA released a special tribute video for the Lakers legend – once again, being released on 2/24. Many are calling the tribute video the best there’s been so far – all seven minutes and 22 seconds are absolutely worth your time.
Check it out below:
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— NBA (@NBA) February 24, 2020
The beauty of Kobe’s post-NBA life was his selfless dedication to others. His impact was far greater than ever previously thought possible.
Nearly every player in the NBA today has some type of Kobe story or former personal relationship to the Lakers great.
“Mamba Mentality” continues to be a quest for so many players in the NBA today.