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The Symbolic Meaning Behind Kobe Bryant's Memorial Service Date

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After Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash — along with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others — plans for a public memorial service honoring the NBA legend are underway. Here’s what we know about the public event.

There is a symbolic meaning behind Kobe Bryant's memorial date.

Numerous outlets have reported that the basketball legend's memorial service will take place on February 24 at the Staples Center (which is frequently referred to as "The House That Kobe Built") since he played 20 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers. 

The date of the memorial service is extremely significant, since his basketball jersey number was "24," and his teen daughter wore "2."