Fans and fellow athletes around the world are paying tribute to Kobe Bryant, the retired NBA star who lost his life in a helicopter crash in January 26, 2020. He was 41. Bryant's 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others also died in the crash.
Family, friends and fans gathered in the thousands at the Staples Center on Feb. 24, 2020, for a star-studded remembrance.
Here, former NBA star Michael Jordan speaks during the "Celebration of Life for Kobe and Gianna Bryant" service.
Musician Alicia Keys performs during the service on Feb. 24.
Singing at the memorial
Singer Christina Aguilera performs during the service on Feb. 24. Pop star Beyoncé also performed.
Paying their respects
Kobe Bryant's wife Vanessa Bryant speaks during the "Celebration of Life for Kobe and Gianna Bryant" service.
Help from a great
Vanessa Bryant is helped off the stage by former NBA player Michael Jordan after speaking on Feb. 24, 2020, in Los Angeles.
Shaquille O'Neal speaks during the "Celebration of Life for Kobe and Gianna Bryant" service on Feb. 24.
Musicians in attendance
Snoop Dogg attends memorial on Feb. 24.
Chauncey Billups and Queen Latifah attend the Bryant memorial on Feb. 24, 2020 in Los Angeles.
A car decorated with images of Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna appears outside of Staples Center on Feb. 23, 2020.
On the way
A fan on the bus near the Staples Center shows support ahead of the public memorial Feb. 24.
Here, a dog named Nonos holds a placard honoring the basketball great outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Love on ice
A hockey player wears a Los Angeles Kings memorial jersey for Kobe and Gianna Bryant at Staples Center on Feb. 23.
Love in the streets
A woman wears a boot sporting Bryant's nickname, Black Mamba, during a makeshift memorial outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Signs of admiration
A fan holds a sign near the Staples Center before the public memorial on Feb. 24, 2020.
Fans carry posters of Kobe Bryant near the Staples Center on Feb. 24, 2020.
Murals pop up
A new mural honors Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in Los Angeles. Many such murals, largely by street artists, have been popping up in the city.
A sad return
Signage on a Los Angeles Metro train pays tribute to Kobe Bryant on January 31, 2020, just before the first Lakers game since his death.
Sadness in Sacramento
Fans share thoughts on an art installation wall across from Golden 1 Center prior to the Los Angeles Lakers – Sacramento Kings game on February 01, 2020 in Sacramento, California.
Meanwhile, in Italy...
A young man in a Bryant jersey looks at a tribute mural by Jorit Agoch in Naples, Italy. Bryant spent part of his childhood in Italy.
View from above
Here's a top view of a basketball court dedicated to the memory of Kobe Bryant in the Montedonzelli district in Naples.
Signs of appreciation
Fans hold up signs remembering Kobe Bryant at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California.
This message was found near the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday, January 31, 2020.
The small things
LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers wears a finger protector with Kobe Bryant's #24 during the first half of the game against San Antonio Spurs at Staples Center on February 4, 2020 in Los Angeles.
Painting from the heart
Artist Reza Safa of Corona Del Mar, California, paints a picture of Kobe and Gianna Bryant near the Staples Center. He planned to give the art to the surviving family.
Respect from the Clippers
Montrezl Harrell of the Los Angeles Clippers wears shoes in memory of Kobe Bryant during the game against Miami Heat at Staples Center on February 5, 2020 in Los Angeles.
Max Homa golfs while wearing a Bryant jersey during the final round of the Waste Management Open on February 2, 2020 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Another Italian homage
Here's more wall art dedicated to Kobe Bryant in the Montedonzelli district in Naples, Italy.
Graffiti is seen in Los Angeles on February 1, 2020.
Taking him home
A fan holds a painting of Kobe Bryant near the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
These words appeared on a Los Angeles sidewalk on January 30, 2020.
A special number
A painter puts finishing touches on Bryant's jersey number, 24, on the 16th hole during the third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open on February 1, 2020 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Love from Taiwan
Taiwanese graffiti artist Colasa (right) poses for photos with his Dutch counterpart Fleks in front of their memorial for Kobe Bryant at the Taipei Cinema Park on February 1, 2020.
Homage in the lining
Derrick Henry (left) opens his jacket to show a Kobe Bryant tribute as he poses with NFL Hall of Fame running back Franco Harris prior to the NFL Honors on February 1, 2020 in Miami.
Jose Ojeda and Eileen Ruelas of San Gabriel, California, watch a pre-game ceremony honoring Kobe Bryant near Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 31, 2020.
Utah Jazz v. Portland Trail Blazers
Here's a detailed view of a Nike shoe worn by Jordan Clarkson of the Utah Jazz in memory of Kobe Bryant. He wore the sneakers while playing against the Portland Trail Blazers on February 1, 2020 in Portland, Oregon.
"Do it for Kobe"
Fans honor Kobe Bryant prior to the Los Angeles Lakers – Sacramento Kings game on February 1, 2020 in Sacramento, California.
Before the Super Bowl
This Gianna and Kobe Bryant tribute is seen during the Super Bowl LIV pregame at Hard Rock Stadium on February 2, 2020 in Miami Gardens, Florida.
Tribute down under
A fan wears a Kobe Bryant jersey during the round 18 NBL match between the Illawarra Hawks and the New Zealand Breakers on February 2, 2020 in Wollongong, Australia.
Students stand in solidarity
The Utah Utes wear shirts in memory of Kobe Bryant during a game against the UCLA Bruins on February 2, 2020 in Los Angeles.
More than one message
Amber Brown of the Pittsburgh Panthers wears her basketball team's breast cancer awareness shoes while also honoring to Kobe Bryant and daughter Gigi before a game in in Pennsylvania.
Carmen Sales, of Northridge, California, and Lusie Velasquez, of Los Angeles, buy Kobe Bryant T-shirts from street vendors outside the Los Angeles Staples Center on February 3, 2020.
All the flowers
Flowers are seen near the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 3, 2020.
Here's another mural honoring Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in downtown Los Angeles.
A Kobe Bryant Nike shoe hangs over a memory board near the Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 31, 2020.
Coaches wear the colors
UConn Huskies head coach Geno Auriemma wears a Kobe Bryant T-shirt under his sports coat during a February 3, 2020, game in Hartford, Connecticut.
Stars in the air
Balloons memorialize Kobe Bryant on February 1, 2020 in Los Angeles.
Fans take pictures of an illustration of Bryant and his daughter during a makeshift memorial in honor of the former NBA star outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Mural and flowers
Flowers pile up along a mural for Kobe Bryant outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 1, 2020.
Prayer beads hang from a fence in front of Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 3, 2020.