Around 20,000 people, including loved ones, friends and stars, are expected to attend, and thousands more are likely to watch the emotional event on TV or online.
While the screens outside the Staples Center will not stream the event live — in order to avoid attracting a massive crowd — “A Celebration of Life for Kobe and Gianna Bryant” will air on several networks and be live-streamed online from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. PT.
NBA TV will air the memorial nationwide, while Fox 11 will broadcast it and CBS All Access will live-stream it online for its subscribers.
There are also various options for those who want to watch the memorial for free.
Tidal is offering an open livestream and BET, E! and Entertainment Tonight are set to air memorial highlights. Plus, the Los Angeles Lakers will stream the event on their YouTubeOpens in a new Window. channel as well as on their FacebookOpens in a new Window. and TwitterOpens in a new Window. pages.
As RadarOnline.com readers know, Kobe spent his 10-year NBA career with the Lakers and earned the nickname “Black Mamba.” He won five championships with the Los Angeles team and made history while proudly wearing his No. 24 jersey.
Kobe and Gianna — nicknamed Gigi — died in a brutal helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on January 26, along with seven others. Kobe was 41 and Gigi was 13. They were on their way to Kobe’s sports academy for a game when the helicopter pilot encountered bad weather and collided with a mountain. Everyone on board, including the pilot, died from blunt trauma.