There was early speculation that the event may occur on the greater L.A. Coliseum, which seats almost 80,000, nonetheless Staples Center was Kobe's home with the Lakers for 20 seasons.
Last month, TMZ reported that Bryant's memorial might not be held at Staples Center because it only holds 20,000 people.
The date (2/24) is significant, #24 was Kobe's jersey number and #2 was the number his daughter, Gigi, wore.
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In the posts, Vanessa Bryant called Kobe Bryant "my best friend" and "the best daddy". At the event, the private school that Gianna attended officially retired her no. 2 basketball jersey as her peers gathered to pay their respects. They have not yet announced how it will work for the Kobe and Gianna memorial.
Kobe Bryant with his wife Vanessa Bryant (left) and daughters Gianna Maria Onore Bryant and Natalia Diamante Bryant at the LA premiere of "A Wrinkle In Time" at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood on February 26, 2018. Vanessa Bryant was reportedly given some of the items at her request. The flowers will be made into mulch and used in the landscaping at L.A. Live.
A memorial service was scheduled for Monday at Angel Stadium in Anaheim for the Altobelli family.
The other victims were longtime Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife Keri Altobelli and their daughter, Alyssa Altobelli; Sarah Chester and her daughter Payton Chester; assistant basketball coach Christina Mauser; and pilot Ara Zobayan.