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At Kobe Bryant memorial, fans honor the late NBA star with colorful tributes

Fans arrived at the Staples Center with clothing, cars and more to show how much Bryant meant to them.
/ Source: TODAY

Thousands of fans turned out at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Monday to pay tribute to Kobe Bryant, the late Lakers star who died, along with his daughter Gianna, 13, and seven other people in a helicopter crash last month.

The memorial service featured a who’s-who of A-listers, including Beyoncé, who performed. NBA greats Shaquille O’Neal, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Steph Curry were among the scores of basketball legends who were on hand.

Outside of the arena was a car decorated in Lakers colors with the images of Bryant and Gianna painted on it.

Tributes To Kobe Bryant
A car decorated with images of Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant is seen outside Staples Center on Feb. 23, 2020 in Los Angeles.Josh Lefkowitz / Getty Images
Tributes To Kobe Bryant
The hood of a car honoring Bryant featured the late NBA star in action.Josh Lefkowitz / Getty Images

That was merely one of many vehicles showing love for the late NBA star. There was a small basketball court on display, as well.

One fan even outfitted a golf cart in honor of Bryant.

Those were only a few of the many creative ways mourners expressed their grief for the future Hall of Famer and his daughter.

Fans who attended the memorial service received a limited edition program, a shirt and a ticket in recognition of the day.

Image: Fans wait in line before the public memorial for NBA great Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others killed in a helicopter crash, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles
This fan wore a Kobe Bryant dress.KYLE GRILLOT / Reuters

The service featured a wide range of speakers, including Jimmy Kimmel, Bryant's wife, Vanessa, and WNBA star Diana Taurasi.

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