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Jennifer Hudson, Magic Johnson paid tribute to Kobe Bryant at NBA All-Star Game

Proceeds from the memorial will benefit the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation, which was set up by Kobe and was previously known as the Mamba Sports Foundation before his widow Vanessa Bryant altered the name to honor Gianna as well as Kobe.

The recurrence of the numbers 2 and 24 comes as Kobe wore jersey No. 24 jersey for the latter half of his career with the Lakers, and Gianna wore jersey number 2 at the Mamba Sports Academy.

The public memorial will begin at 10 a.m. on February 24, 2020, and organizers have already allocated tickets to a large number of invited guests made up of family members, friends, celebrities, as well as current and former stars from the NBA.

The event will also honor John Altobelli, Keri Altobelli, Alyssa Altobelli, Sarah Chester, Payton Chester, Christina Mauser, and pilot Ara Zobayan.

The memorial will be televised, and there are reportedly no plans for a procession or other events outside of the Staples Center.

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