Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that since the death of legendary basketball player Kobe Bryant, several details had emerged about the former NBA player and the handsome moments he had before the tragic incident.
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One of the coaches announced the retirement of Gianna's jersey number 2.
Legit.ng gathers that Gianna's middle school basketball coaches shared some anecdotes that highlighted her commitment to the sport.
"Staples Center has hosted over 220 doubleheaders in its 20-year history", Zeidman said. "She's very curious. Even in a heated situation in a game where it's going back and forth, she can detach herself and come over to me and ask a very specific question, which is not common".
The arena is where Bryant starred for the Los Angeles Lakers for most of his two-decade career and the date 2/24 corresponds with the No. 24 jersey he wore and the No. 2 worn by his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna.
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This is absolutely devastating, guys, as Jay-Z echoes what so many have said about Kobe prior to the tragic helicopter crash - that he was, possibly, the happiest he's been, getting tons of joy teaching the game of basketball to Gianna and her teammates.
The investigation The National Transportation Safety Board is trying to determine the cause of the crash and has collected evidence at the scene.
The public event will follow informal memorials that took place at the first Lakers home game following Bryant's death, and a makeshift memorial outside the arena created by fans.
In the weeks following Bryant's death on January 26, thousands of fans converged on the arena to pay their respects, leaving flowers, basketballs, and other tributes outside the arena where Bryant rose to stardom. The items were removed Monday and fans were urged to donate to a Bryant foundation rather than bring more gifts and flowers.
In addition to Kobe and Gianna, the victims who lost their lives in the crash were John Altobelli, 56, his wife Keri Altobelli, 46, their daughter Alyssa Altobelli, 14; Christina Mauser, 38; Sarah Chester, 45, her daughter Payton Chester, 13; and pilot Ara Zobayan, 50.
Staples has also been the site of other public memorials, including last year's tribute to Nipsey Hussle and one in 2009 following the death of Michael Jackson.