In photos: Los Angeles celebrates the life of Kobe Bryant



Vanessa Bryant speaks during the “Celebration of Life for Kobe & Gianna Bryant” memorial service at the Staples Center on Monday, February 24. Bryant closed out her emotional tribute with a message to her late husband: “Babe, you take care of our Gigi.” Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Beyonce performs at the memorial service. Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images

Michael Jordan speaks at the celebration of life service. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP

Shaquille O’Neal speaks at the memorial service. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP

Christina Aguilera performs at the celebration of life memorial service. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

Kobe Bryant’s retired Lakers numbers hang in the rafters during the memorial service. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

University of Connecticut women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma speaks at the memorial service. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP

Alicia Keys performs at the memorial service. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

Michael Jordan cries as he gives his tribute to Bryant at the memorial service. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

Diana Taurasi of the WNBA, who Bryant told CNN he could see playing in the NBA, speaks at the memorial service. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP

Former and current basketball players and coaches attend the memorial. Lucy Nicholson Reuters

Vanessa Bryant is helped off the stage by NBA legend Michael Jordan. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP

People take their seats inside the Staples Center before the start of the service. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

Jimmy Kimmel gave a heartfelt speech before introducing Vanessa Bryant, Kobe Bryant’s widow. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Attendees, including NBA coach Doc Rivers, seated far left, look on during the memorial service. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

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