Skip to comments.Memorial Outside Staples Center To Be Removed and Given to Kobe Bryant’s Family
Posted on 02/03/2020 12:14:55 AM PST by L.A.Justice
All the items left outside the Staples Center in a tribute to Lakers great Kobe Bryant will be collected and given to his family.
In a statement Lee Zeidman from the Lakers said, "The Lakers asked L.A. LIVE and STAPLES Center to collect, catalog and store all of the donated items until further directions are provided by the Bryant Family."
Bryant and eight others, including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, were killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas last weekend. Since his death, fans have gathered outside Staples Center to pay tribute to the late basketball legend. Fans left flowers, pictures, posters, balloons and jerseys. One fan said it was a fitting tribute to a Los Angeles legend.
"I've never seen this outpouring of love from different people, races, creeds, ages," said Bruce Dennis. "I think everybody stopped and paused to just appreciate what he did."
The items are not expected to be collected until after the Super Bowl on Sunday.
I did not realize that Sunday was the last day for memorials until I watched the news at night.
It has been a week since Kobe and others died in the helicopter crash...
I do understand the AEG's position...AEG owns Staples Center. AEG wants the memorial to be removed eventually. One week is good enough for the memorial.
One way of getting rid of all the junk.
I can’t stand these spontaneous memorials - it quickly turns into a pile of trash just so people can make themselves feel better.
Congratulations four dump truck loads full of posters and cards and balloons and teddy bears are going to show up at your house.
Indeed people need to get a grip on reality they think he was a Pope or something.
The media-driven public creation of a new public saint.
I liked Kobe. But I think making him into a new saint is disgusting.
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