Los Angeles will come to a stop Monday to publicly memorialize Kobe and Gianna Bryant at the Staples Center.
When Vanessa Bryant announced the pubic service on Instagram earlier this month, she pointed out the symbolism in the date: 2/24/20.
Two for the number Gianna, aka “Mambacita,” wore. Twenty-four for the number Kobe wore during the second half of his career. And twenty, for the years Kobe and Vanessa spent together.
Kobe and Gianna were buried in a private ceremony on Feb. 7, according to records.
It is sure to be an emotional event. Follow along with USA TODAY Sports for live updates.
Parking prices hit $40 on Monday
The daily flat rate at public parking lots close to Staples Center has been hiked and street vendors are out in force Monday with three hours before the memorial service for Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna.
One parking lot jacked up its daily rate to $40 from the usual fee of $20 and another increased its rate to $40 from $30.
“That’s the story, right?” a parking lot attendant told USA TODAY SPORTS with a smile while declining to give his name. “Everybody’s making a profit on Kobe.”
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