Emotional scenes at Kobe Bryant memorial in Los Angeles

28 January 2020
2020-01-28 11:21

There were sad scenes outside of the Staples Center, the home of the Los Angeles Lakers, on Monday as scores of fans gathered to pay their respects to Kobe Bryant after his death in a helicopter accident the day before. The Lakers game against the Los Angeles Clippers, scheduled for Tuesday, was postponed following the death of Bryant, the NBA said on Monday.

Many fans were overcome with emotion as they stopped to remember Bryant outside the Staples Center. Bryant, who won five NBA titles in a 20-year career with the Lakers, and his 13-year-old daughter were among nine people who died on Sunday when the helicopter they were in crashed into a hillside outside the town of Calabasas, California. Bryant's death sent shockwaves through the NBA, as tributes to him poured in from across the globe.

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