KOBE BRYANT: Memorial Set for February 24th at Staples Center

The city of Los Angeles will hold a public memorial at Staples Center on February 24th for Kobe Bryant, his daughter 13-year-old Gianna and the seven others killed in last month's chopper crash, two sources told the Los Angeles Times.

The event will come nearly a month after the January 26th crash that killed the retired NBA superstar, his daughter and parents, coaches and other players on his Mamba Academy girls basketball team.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti confirmed last week that a memorial for Bryant was in the planning stages. He said, "I think one message that I would say is this is not just about a man who was a basketball player, this is about a father, this is about a leader, this is about a filmmaker, this is about an artist, this is about somebody who was so much more than just how he was on the court." (Los Angeles Times)