In this city that is so fractured, Kobe Bryant united us

In this city that is so fractured, neighborhoods separated by freeways, ethnicities and economics, there are few things that unite us.

Well that jersey, #24 in purple and gold, is everywhere: East L.A., West Hollywood, Pasadena, Pacoima, Watts, West Hills. Kobe Bryant was bigger than life and bigger than basketball.

You couldn't tell the story of Los Angeles, especially Los Angeles sports, without including Kobe Bryant.

His fans, his admirers, come from all walks of life, and we are all hurting.


Before fatal flight, Kobe and daughter attended church, took communion, priest says
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One of the last things Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna did before boarding the helicopter flight that led to their deaths was attend church and take communion, according to church officials.

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