Emotional reaction from fans who attended Kobe & Gianna memorial

For the thousands of people streaming out of Staples Center early Monday afternoon, it was a day they will never forget.

The fans were among those draped in purple and gold, wearing 8s and 24s, famous and not famous who were part of a two-plus hour roller coaster ride of emotions to celebrate the life of a basketball great, a husband and a father.

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It was powerful poignant touching sad and at moments funny. It was a historic day in SoCal history. 

And while it was going on news broke that Vanessa Bryant had filed a lawsuit against the helicopter company involved in the crash that took her husband her daughter and seven other lives.

That was not unexpected but in my book, the timing was curious on a day billed as a “celebration of life."

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