More than 20,000 people -- friends, family and those who acquired tickets through a lottery (80,000 applied) -- crowded into the arena, with ticket proceeds benefiting the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation.
Vanessa Bryant, Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal and Diana Taurasi were among those who spoke during the memorial, while Beyonce, Alicia Keys and Christina Aguilera performed.
Here is how Los Angeles, the Lakers and the NBA world honored Kobe and Gianna Bryant.
People closest to Kobe Bryant share the stories they're looking back on ahead of Monday's memorial. --Ramona Shelburne
The morning after LeBron James passed Kobe Bryant for third in all-time scoring, on the flight home from Philadelphia, the Lakers learned of Bryant's death.-- Dave McMenamin
From the archive: ESPN writers on Kobe
- Mamba out: Kobe Bryant was just getting started
- The story of Kobe's greatest game
- The unlikely people who led Kobe to embrace his obsession
- How Kobe's legacy forced the Lakers to retire two numbers
- The decade-old Kobe sneaker today's NBA players can't stop wearing
Vanessa Bryant, MJ, Shaq and Ionescu remember Kobe and Gianna
At Kobe Bryant's memorial service, Vanessa Bryant gave an emotional speech about her late husband and daughter Gianna. Michael Jordan and Shaquille O'Neal, among others, also delivered touching tributes.
LeBron, AD, fans immortalize Kobe with tattoos
Scoop Jackson takes a look into how Kobe Bryant's legacy has inspired the likes of LeBron James, Anthony Davis and his fans to immortalize him with tattoo murals.
Kobe's passion for youth sports continues to inspire
Shelley Smith describes how impactful Kobe Bryant was for youth sports around the world and how his legacy continues to push kids to be excellent in whatever they do.
Ice Cube dishes on his favorite Kobe memory
Hip-hop artist and actor Ice Cube reveals that his favorite Kobe Bryant memory comes from seeing Kobe play in person for the first time.
The life and legacy of Kobe Bryant
A look at the legacy of Lakers great Kobe Bryant, who was killed in a helicopter crash at the age of 41.
LeBron speaks from the heart to honor crash victims
LeBron James trashes his notes and speaks from the heart to honor Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and the seven other victims of the tragic helicopter crash.
Kobe Bryant tribute in his own words on his love of basketball and family
Ben Hong plays the cello while Kobe Bryant details his love for the game of basketball and his family in a video tribute.
Kobe loved being a 'girl dad'
Elle Duncan tells the story of when she met Kobe Bryant and how he told her he loved being the father of daughters.
McGrady heartbroken remembering Kobe and Gianna
An emotional Tracy McGrady details how important Kobe Bryant was to the beginning of his career and shares how special Kobe's daughter Gianna was.