Family, friends and stars from music and basketball paid tribute to basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Monday at a public memorial service at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Kobe and Gianna were among nine people who died when Kobe’s private Sikorsky S-76 helicopter went down. The helicopter was on its way to a girls’ basketball game when it crashed.
Vanessa Bryant held back tears in an emotional tribute to her late husband and NBA legend Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna at a public memorial service held at the Staples Center. The former basketball greats Michael Jordan and Shaquille O'Neal also gave moving tributes. Despite having tears streaming down his face, Jordan was able to joke with the thousands in attendance, saying he'd become a new 'crying meme'