It was a somber, star-studded event as celebrities, athletes and other who's who of the nation joined fans in mourning at the Staples Center, also known as "The House that Kobe Built" for a "Celebration of Life" in honor of the late Lakers legend and his 13-year-old daughter, who died together in a tragic helicopter crash.
By: Omowale Luthuli-Allen Are you still wiping the tears from your eyes? I am, and so are tens of millions sobbing for a man who defined a generation. Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson said that there will be no more great performances. We have just witnessed a magnificent performance that now belongs to the ages.
The Earth seemingly stopped rotating on the morning of Jan. 26 as we all learned that retired LA Lakers star, Kobe Bryant, was killed in a helicopter crash. And as updates started to pour in that his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna aka “GiGi,” perished alongside her dad, hearts broke for the Bryant family and the families of the seven other people who were also killed.