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Warriors sending small group to Los Angeles for Kobe Bryant memorial

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Tomorrow, Kobe and Gianna Bryant will be remembered at Staples Center, following their tragic deaths in a helicopter crash on January 26, along with seven other people onboard.

Officially called “A Celebration of Life for Kobe & Gigi Bryant,” more than 20,000 people are expected to attend the service on Monday at 10 a.m. PT. The date — 2/24 — is in honor of Gianna Bryant’s No. 2 and Kobe Bryant’s No. 24.

Expected to attend the event are Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and general manager Bob Myers. Head coach Steve Kerr said Curry, Green and Myers would be in attendance, with NBC Sports’ Logan Murdock reporting Thompson is expected to attend.

“It will be a tough day for the NBA and it’s been a tough few weeks for everybody. It doesn’t seem real, it really doesn’t,” Kerr said. “It’s a constant reminder when you hear his name, see him on TV, see images — it’s a constant reminder of what happened and how tragic it was and how tragic it is for his family. We will all be thinking of Vanessa (Bryant), the family and the Lakers with the service tomorrow.”


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