Hundreds gathered at L.A. LIVE to pay tribute to Kobe Bryant, a Los Angeles Lakers legend who died in a helicopter crash Sunday. Bryant's daughter Gianna and seven others also died in the crash.
Mourners lay out prayer candles, flowers, rose petals and Lakers paraphernalia. Bryant began his career at the Lakers at age 17 and played for the team for the following 20 years.
A mourner lights a candle to place at the makeshift memorial site.
Fans lift a portrait of Bryant in the air.
The Lakers team flag flies overhead in front of Bryant’s memorial.
A woman places a handmade sign at the memorial. Bryant was also known as ‘’Black Mamba’’ for much of his career.
Two women embrace as they mourn Bryant’s death together.
Candles illuminate the memorial site. Fans wrote messages to Bryant on prayer candles, thanking him for the impact he had on their lives.
Fans also placed flowers at a mural featuring an image of the player.
Screens at L.A. LIVE displayed images of Bryant as fans gathered to mourn.
Some mourners brought yellow and purple flowers to honor Bryant’s legendary stint at the Lakers.
A basketball is lifted above the crowd. On it are messages written to Bryant from devastated fans.