Kobe memorial: Everything you need to know
For Basketball fans all around the world, tomorrow will mark one of the saddest days of this year's calendar when the NBA community comes together for the Kobe and Gianna Bryant memorial.
Bryant, who lost his life alongside his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others in a helicopter crash last month, will be remembered in an official and televised memorial, similar to the likes of Michael Jackson and rapper Nipsey Hussle.
Bryant and his daughter were laid to rest in a private cemetery in Southern California on February 7.
The date, 2/24 (USA Calendar), holds a special significance to fans and the Bryant family with the Lakers legend having worn No.24 for half of his career, and No.2 representing his daughter's number in junior competition.
Tomorrow's memorial will give fans the chance to honour the NBA legend and his daughter in Los Angeles at the Staples Centre, which is also the home of the Lakers and the arena Bryant played most of his career in.
What: The "Celebration of Life" – Kobe and Gianna Bryant memorial.
When: The memorial is scheduled to begin at 10am PT (1pm ET) on Monday, February 24.
For Australians, it will be Tuesday the 25th from 5am AEDT.
Where: The Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles.
TV Broadcast information: There are multiple ways Aussies can catch the broadcast.
It will be live on ESPN from 5.00am, with streaming available on NBA League Pass.
According to the Los Angeles Lakers' website, live streaming will also be available on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
Tickets: Tickets were made available to fans but are officially sold out. Some fans were put on a waiting list and any tickets that come available will go straight to them.
Only a limited number of tickets were sold to fans, with prices ranging from USD$24.02 to $224.
All Proceeds from the ticket sales are being donated to the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation.
Who will attend: Bryant's widow Vanessa and their three daughters are expected to attend.
Invited guests will include a number of NBA stars, family friends and celebrities.https://www.instagram.com/p/B8Rk8gHDUq7/