People ride bikes past a mural of Kobe Bryant in Venice, California, on February 23. A memorial service was held Monday in Los Angeles for Bryant and his daughter Gianna, who died in a helicopter crash on January 26.
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Remembering a legend: Fans honor Kobe Bryant in LA

Updated 11:10 AM ET, Fri February 28, 2020

People ride bikes past a mural of Kobe Bryant in Venice, California, on February 23. A memorial service was held Monday in Los Angeles for Bryant and his daughter Gianna, who died in a helicopter crash on January 26.
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They knew his famous jersey numbers, his 20-year career path and his post-basketball life as a "girldad." And on Monday, February 24, Kobe fans flocked to the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles -- ticket or not, local resident or not -- to honor the man who inspired them for so long.