Kobe Bryant Memorial Highlights & Performances


The Staples Center hosted 20,000 mourners who all gathered in the house that Kobe Bryant built to honor the late legend and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna. Beyonce began the celebration of life with a tribute song of XO and HALO.

Jimmy Kimmel served as the Master of Ceremonies and was teary eyed when he introduced Vanessa Bryant, Kobe's long time partner and mother of Gi-Gi.

Michael Jordan assisted Vanessa off stage and also had trouble keeping his emotions at bay while talking about his "little brother" Kobe Bryant. Shaquille O'Neal was also on hand to remember his teammate. Despite their troubles on the court you could tell that Kobe was very special to him

Two more amazing performances were streamed from the Staples Center. Alicia Keys performed 'Moonlight Sonata' from Beethoven. It was Kobe and Vanessa Bryant's song. Christina Aguilera closed the event with a rousing performance of 'Ave Maria.'