SPECIAL PROGRAMMING: Life of Kobe Bryant
ESPN 99.1 will carry live the ‘Celebration of Life of Kobe and Gianna Bryant’ on Monday, February 24. Beginning at 12:00 PM with uninterrupted coverage.
Jason Fitz and Will Cain will host leading to the start and conclusion of the ceremony. This will be running in place of ‘First Take, Your Take with Jason Fitz’ in its entirety and the beginning of the Will Cain show.
The ceremony will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. According to ESPN, there is significance in the date, which reflects the basketball jersey numbers worn by Kobe (No. 24) and Gianna (No. 2). Gianna Bryant's jersey was retired by Harbor Day School in Corona Del Mar, California.
Kobe Bryant, 13-year-old Gianna, and seven others died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on January 26. They were headed to Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks for Gianna's team's game.
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