Fans Mourn Kobe Bryant Outside Staples Center – Grammys Pay Tribute With Moment Of Silence

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Fans Mourn Kobe Bryant Outside Staples Center – Grammys Pay Tribute With Moment Of Silence
Grief-stricken fans converged on the Staples Center Sunday afternoon to mourn NBA legend Kobe Bryant. The Lakers great, his daughter Gianna, 13, and seven others were killed when a helicopter crashed into a hillside in Calabasas just before 10 a.m.

At a news conference Sunday afternoon, Los Angeles County officials said there were nine people on board the aircraft when it crashed, sparking a small brush fire.

While the Staples Center was surrounded by barricades for the Grammy Awards, determined fans navigated the security barriers to pay their respects. Some carried flowers and others wore Kobe jerseys. Photos from the scene showed fans bowing their heads in respect as they gathered along the sidewalk and courtyard outside Staples.
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