kobe bryant gianna memorial service

Kobe and Gianna Bryant memorial: How you can watch it live in South Africa

24 February 2020 - 18:19

Tune into Kobe Bryant and Gianna’s memorial service right here.

Written by Avuya Walters

The memorial service of the late NBA veteran and Los Angeles Lakers legend, Kobe Bryant, and his daughter Gianna will be held at the Staples Centre and will be streamed live for the world to tune in.

What we know about the memorial service

41-year-old Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna lost their lives in a tragic helicopter crash that claimed a total of nine lives on 26 January.

It is believed that Kobe Bryant, Gianna, and six other victims were on their way to the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks when the helicopter crash near Calabasas.

The world has mourned the tragic passing of a legend that was settling into life in retirement with budding business ventures and his daughter, who held a lot of promise for the Women’s NBA (WNBA) league.

The father and daughter were laid to rest in a private ceremony and a few days after their close family and friends paid their last respects, the world will get to send Kobe Bryant and Gianna off with a memorial service that will be held at the home ground of the mighty Mamba.

No details have been shared about the guests who will grace the stage in honour of the basketball legend. However, we know for certain that the occasion will bring a lot of tears and closure.

How to live stream Kobe Bryant and Gianna memorial in SA

There are a number of ways South Africans can tune into the memorial service. USA Today has created a landing page where users can stream the occasion live.

Tidal, Jay-Z’s streaming service, has granted members and non-subscribers full access to stream the memorial service in audio high definition.

Otherwise, the easiest option would be to tune into the occasion right here, with the link we have embedded below.

Please note that the procession is expected to take place from 20:00 (10:00 PST).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZpx-pzxUqE

The 41-year-old and his daughter are survived by his wife, Vanessa, and his three daughters, Capri, Natalia and Bianka.