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Kobe and Gigi Bryant funeral

The family held a private funeral at the Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona Del Mar, California, according to Entertainment Tonight. A source told Entertainment Tonight, “Vanessa and the family wanted a private service to mourn their loss. The ceremony was extremely hard for everyone as it’s still hard for them to grasp they lost two beautiful souls.” A separate memorial service was held at the Staples Center on Feb. 24 for Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and the other victims of the helicopter crash. Vanessa Bryant, the wife of Kobe Bryant, posted an image on Instagram inviting everyone to experience the memorial. The funeral was a big turnout and all the proceedings went to the Mamba Foundation and Mambacita Sports.

Los Angeles Lakers V. New Orleans Pelicans

We finally saw the highly anticipated match up again LeBron James and Zion Williamson on Tuesday, February 25. Zion Williamson played 33 minutes and had 29 points, 8-18 FG, six rebounds, and three assists. LeBron James played 34 mins and had eight rebounds, six assists, and 40 points. Zion couldn’t score more than James, but Zion did get more points than Anthony Davis. Davis played 36 mins and had 14 rebounds, three assists, and 21 points. The final was 109 Pelicans 118 Lakers.

Dwayne Wade documentary ‘Life Unexpected’

Dwyane Wade played his final NBA game last year, and the Miami Heat wasted no time celebrating their franchise’s best player. Wade played all but two seasons of this 16-year career in Miami, winning three NBA championships in the process. The Heat has recently retired Wade’s jersey No.3 and the team went the extra mile with a three-day L3GACY celebration that ended with a screening of a brand-new documentary.

“This deeply personal documentary will give fans a never-before-seen look not only at the behind-the-scenes of my 16-year career in the NBA, but will peel back the curtain on my personal life – the highs, the lows and everything in between –  showing how I created my own path to get to where I am today,” Wade said in a statement.

The intimate document on Life and Career of NBA Legend Dwyane Wade “D. Wade: Life Unexpected” premiere February 23 on ESPN.


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