LA gears up for Kobe Bryant memorial at Staples Center

20,000 fans will file into the massive memorial to honor Kobe and Gianna Bryant and the others who died in the helicopter accident in Calabasas last month.
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Transcript for LA gears up for Kobe Bryant memorial at Staples Center
Now to the big public memorial getting under way for kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna. The soldout event at l.a.'s staples center honoring them and the seven other people who died in that helicopter crash last month. T.J. Holmes is at the staples center this morning. Good morning, T.J. Reporter: Good morning to you from the place that's affectionately referred to as the house that kobe built. He won championships, where his Jerseys hang in the rafters and today is the place where the public gets to say good-bye. Billed as a celebration of life to honor kobe and his daughter along with seven others who died in a helicopter crash about a month ago. 20,000 tickets were sold. An official program was not put out for the event. We do not know who is going to attend. You can expect some of his friends, some people from his life, his teammates to be here, but a question whether or not his wife Vanessa who has put out statements on Instagram since that helicopter crash. She has not made a public appearance. All eyes will be on that stage to see if she comes out to honor kobe and Gianna, Michael. A lot of people will be there to pay their respects. Thank you so much. You can watch the memorial on ABC newslive starting at 12:30 P.M. Eastern right here on ABC.

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