Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant died Jan. 26 at age 41. Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.
Bryant entered the NBA straight out of high school in 1996 and won five championships and one regular-season MVP award. Across the world, players, coaches and fans mourned Bryant's death, with multiple teams opening their games with back-to-back 24-second violations.
Find all of ESPN's coverage on Bryant, the Lakers and the reaction around the NBA here.
Vanessa Bryant, Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal and Diana Taurasi were among those who spoke during the memorial, while Beyonce, Alicia Keys and Christina Aguilera performed. Here is how Los Angeles, the Lakers and the NBA world honored Kobe and Gianna Bryant.
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The morning after LeBron James passed Kobe Bryant for third in all-time scoring, on the flight home from Philadelphia, the Lakers learned of Bryant's death. -- Dave McMenamin
People closest to Kobe Bryant share the stories they're looking back on ahead of Monday's memorial. -- Ramona Shelburne
Kobe had the skill and knowledge to be any kind of player he wanted to be. -- Zach Lowe
From his first NBA media day to his phenomenal final game, we reveal the untold stories behind the most legendary images of the Black Mamba.
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The life and legacy of Kobe Bryant
A look at the legacy of Lakers great Kobe Bryant, who was killed in a helicopter crash at the age of 41.
LeBron speaks from the heart to honor crash victims
LeBron James trashes his notes and speaks from the heart to honor Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and the seven other victims of the tragic helicopter crash.
Kobe Bryant tribute in his own words on his love of basketball and family
Ben Hong plays the cello while Kobe Bryant details his love for the game of basketball and his family in a video tribute.
Kobe loved being a 'girl dad'
Elle Duncan tells the story of when she met Kobe Bryant and how he told her he loved being the father of daughters.
From the archive: ESPN writers on Kobe