Vanessa Bryant is likely still reeling over the death of her husband Kobe Bryant, and while she's understandably been keeping her grief mostly private, every once in a while she's been taking to Instagram to grieve with the rest of us.
The date for the memorial was finalized with planning and coordination from the city of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Police Department and the LA Clippers, who have a game at the Staples Center that evening.
The date holds special significance for the Bryant family: Gianna wore jersey No. 2 at the Mamba Sports Academy, and Bryant wore No. 24 in the latter half of his career.
Legit.ng gathers that Gianna's middle school basketball coaches shared some anecdotes that highlighted her commitment to the sport.
In the posts, Vanessa Bryant called Kobe Bryant "my best friend" and "the best daddy".
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Tweets from industry insiders like Karen Civil, tweeted that the day represents a combination of Kobe and Gianna's jersey numbers, #24 and #2 respectively. They haven't announced yet how it will work for Kobe and Gianna's memorial.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) had recommended the system be required for helicopters, but the FAA only requires it for air ambulances.
In addition to the upcoming memorial, the Lakers honored Bryant on their first game after his death in several ways. Fans mourned around Staples Center, leaving memorabilia that is now on its way to the Bryant family at Vanessa's request.
As for the flowers, Lee Zeidman, president of the Staples Center, the Microsoft Theater, and L.A.
Staples, which opened in 1999, has played host to other memorials, including for Michael Jackson and, last year, for rapper Nipsey Hussle.
The other victims were longtime Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife Keri Altobelli and their daughter, Alyssa Altobelli; Sarah Chester and her daughter Payton Chester; assistant basketball coach Christina Mauser; and pilot Ara Zobayan.