By: Cami Mondeaux
Almost a month after the tragic death of NBA basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, a date for their memorial service has finally been set. And it’s a date that honors both of their lives.
The service will be held on Feb. 24. The date — 2/24 — is in honor of Gianna’s basketball jersey number #2 and Kobe’s iconic jersey number #24.
Kobe’s wife Vanessa posted the announcement on her Instagram account Friday, sharing the details of the service.[embed]https://instagram.com/p/B8Rk8gHDUq7/[/embed]
The service will be held at the Staples Center, where hundreds of fans have memorialized Kobe since he died in a helicopter crash. Fans have left flowers, jerseys and other mementos of the player’s legacy.
The service will be just hours before a home game for the Los Angeles Clippers.
No other details on the service have been released yet.