Thank You Kobe: Paying Respect to an Icon at the Staples Center

Fans Honor Kobe outside the Staples Center

A sea of purple and gold stretched along the sidewalk outside the Staples Center. Purple balloons, gold flowers, Lakers jerseys of 8 and 24, hundreds of handwritten notes — all tokens of love and respect for a legend lost too soon. Surrounded by flowers, a basketball, and other memorial markers, a Number 24 Jersey had […]