Final Good Bye

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Fans, family, friends, and ex-teammates gathered at Staples Center on Monday for a public memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, who was killed last month in a helicopter crash on a foggy day in Los Angeles. The eight passengers were on their way to a youth basketball game, as Gianna was following in her father’s footsteps. Several gave moving eulogies in Kobe’s wife Vanessa, who closed her speech, saying,  “God knew they couldn’t be on this Earth without each other. He had to bring them home to heaven together. Babe, you take care of our Gigi. I got Nani, BB, and Coco. We are still the best team. We love and miss you, booboo and Gigi. May you both rest in peace and have fun in heaven until we meet again. We love you both and miss you. Forever and always, mommy.”