The public memorial for Kobe and Gianna Bryant at Staples Center was filled with former NBA stars, luminaries and guests with names known around the world.
Michael Jordan, arguably the NBA's greatest player, helped Bryant's widow Vanessa off the stage after her emotional and heartfelt speech. Jordan won six titles with the Chicago Bulls and was a player Bryant emulated.
Beyonce, who opened the program with Bryant's favorite song "XO" and "Halo", and Jay-Z. Jennifer Lopez, who remembered Bryant before the Super Bowl.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.
Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time with 28 medals.
Among other greats in the crowd:
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum
Lakers controlling owner Jeanie Buss
Former Lakers GM and player Jerry West
Lakers legends Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O'Neal
Among other former Lakers spotted: Elgin Baylor, Lamar Odom, Brian Shaw, A.C. Green, Michael Cooper, Metta World Peace, Derek Fisher
Vanessa Bryant remembers her "soulmate" Kobe Bryant (Photo: POOL)
Among other NBA players and retirees: Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade; former NBA MVP and teammate Steve Nash; Spurs legend Tim Duncan; Bill Russell, 10-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics; Phoenix Suns point guard Devin Booker; Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry and forward Draymond Green; Houston Rockets guard and MVP James Harden and guard and MVP Russell Westbrook
Former Lakers coach Phil Jackson
Former Lakers coach Byron Scott
Among other NBA coaches: San Antonio Spurs' Gregg Popovich, Los Angeles Clippers' Doc Rivers
Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers
WNBA star Diana Taurasi
Oregon star Sabrina Ionescu
Connecticut women's basketball coach Geno Auremmi
Artists Snoop Dogg and Alicia Keys
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