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Kobe Bryant and Gianna honored in emotional memorial service

Thousands gathered Monday to pay tribute to NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna.

Basketball icon Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were remembered at an emotional public tribute Monday, as thousands of mourners gathered at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation, an organization that "exists to further Kobe and Gianna Bryant's legacy through charitable endeavors in sports," according to its website.

Read the latest updates:

1121d ago / 8:49 PM UTC

Memorial service to be replayed on NBC News NOW

1121d ago / 8:48 PM UTC

Husband and wife hold back tears leaving Staples Center

1121d ago / 8:46 PM UTC
1121d ago / 8:39 PM UTC

Tears and hugs as the memorial comes to a close

1121d ago / 8:34 PM UTC

Kobe wasn't just an athletic superstar. He was a budding filmmaker.

1121d ago / 8:30 PM UTC
1121d ago / 8:30 PM UTC

Christina Aguilera sings 'Ave Maria'

1121d ago / 8:24 PM UTC

Shaq gets big laugh with a fondly remembered expletive

1121d ago / 8:22 PM UTC

Kobe and Shaq: A brotherhood that ended in love but had its rocky points

1121d ago / 8:21 PM UTC

Two brothers reflect on their 'superman'

1121d ago / 8:20 PM UTC

Michael Jordan draws praise for his Kobe speech

1121d ago / 8:14 PM UTC

Michael Jordan: 'I'll have to look at another crying meme.'

1121d ago / 8:13 PM UTC

Michael and Mamba: One G.O.A.T. to another

1121d ago / 8:09 PM UTC

Jimmy Kimmel bringing levity after Alicia Keys' performance

1121d ago / 8:08 PM UTC

Kobe's early days in Italy in the spotlight

1121d ago / 8:08 PM UTC

MJ remembers his 'little brother'

1121d ago / 8:03 PM UTC

Some of Kobe's most inspirational quotes

1121d ago / 8:02 PM UTC

Alicia Keys' moving rendition of Beethoven's 'Moonlight Sonata'

1121d ago / 7:53 PM UTC

One of Kobe's final acts: Helping a friend

1121d ago / 7:35 PM UTC

Key theme so far: Gratitude

1121d ago / 7:35 PM UTC

Fan at memorial says Kobe brought his family together

1121d ago / 7:31 PM UTC

Oregon star Sabrina Ionescu makes it to memorial, despite game hours later, 400 miles away

1121d ago / 7:28 PM UTC

The significance of the early speakers

1121d ago / 7:26 PM UTC

L.A. Times columnist Bill Plaschke moved by Vanessa's tribute

1121d ago / 7:23 PM UTC

Diana Taurasi, the 'White Mamba,' is one of the greatest in WNBA history

1121d ago / 7:22 PM UTC

A doleful fan remembers the player she loved

1121d ago / 7:16 PM UTC

Vanessa on Kobe and Gianna: 'God knew they couldn’t be on this earth without each other'

1121d ago / 7:14 PM UTC

Kobe gave Vanessa the blue dress from 'The Notebook'

1121d ago / 7:13 PM UTC

Michael Jordan helps Vanessa Bryant off the stage

1121d ago / 7:09 PM UTC

Mourners receive commemorative items

1121d ago / 7:03 PM UTC

Vanessa Bryant says Gigi had so much more to offer this world

1121d ago / 6:54 PM UTC

Vanessa Bryant remembers daughter Gigi as her 'best friend'

1121d ago / 6:50 PM UTC

Jimmy Kimmel fights back tears in stirring tribute

1121d ago / 6:46 PM UTC

Kobe and Beyonce's dad once played one-on-one

1121d ago / 6:45 PM UTC

The faces in the crowd

1121d ago / 6:33 PM UTC

Powerful start to the memorial: Beyoncé sings one of Kobe's favorite songs

1121d ago / 6:32 PM UTC

Fellow Lakers legends in attendance

1121d ago / 6:28 PM UTC

Sabrina Ionescu pens tribute to 'mentor' Kobe

1121d ago / 6:27 PM UTC

Somber mood inside a normally energetic Staples Center

1121d ago / 6:20 PM UTC

Memorial attendees provide window into event via Snapchat

1121d ago / 6:19 PM UTC

Athletes share how Kobe inspired them to be a #GirlDad

1121d ago / 6:16 PM UTC

Vanessa Bryant files wrongful death suit

1121d ago / 5:53 PM UTC

Where are you sitting for the Kobe's memorial? It depends how much you paid.

1121d ago / 5:44 PM UTC

Commemorative tickets handed out at Staples Center

1121d ago / 5:43 PM UTC

Long lines form as fans and mourners head into Staples Center

1121d ago / 5:13 PM UTC

The history of tears (of joy and sorrow) at Staples Center

1121d ago / 4:52 PM UTC

Orange County plans to pay tribute, too

1121d ago / 4:28 PM UTC

Bryant's legacy on display at Celtics vs. Lakers game

1121d ago / 4:21 PM UTC

Memorial service expected to honor all the victims

1121d ago / 4:17 PM UTC

Who will be attending the Kobe Bryant memorial service?

1121d ago / 4:10 PM UTC

Kobe Bryant and Gianna were buried in a private ceremony