The Staples Center is hosting a memorial for late Lakers legend, Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant. Since the tragic helicopter crash that took the lives of Kobe and Gianna and seven other people in January, countless memorials and tributes appeared in the L.A. area to honor him and many fans have shared fond memories of the athlete and his achievements. Dímelo spoke with L.A. residents of all backgrounds to hear about how Bryant impacted their lives and how they’re going to remember his legacy. Bryant may be gone, but his fans believe that his tenacious spirit will forever remain in their hearts.
About Jillian Russell
Jillian Russell is the Tuesday South L.A. editor at Annenberg Media. As a junior majoring in Journalism and minoring in Screenwriting, she gets to explore and report on the world of arts, entertainment and culture. She is from Orange County, CA and wants to cover inclusive and authentic stories that move and inspire.