LOS ANGELES - Thousands of people have been laying down memorabilia, including posters, gifts, jerseys, basketballs, flowers, cards, and candles outside Staples Center over the past few days, to pay respect to NBA and Lakers legend Kobe Bryant.
Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others were killed on January 26 when a helicopter carrying them crashed in Calabasas, California.
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Officials announced their plans to start removing items on Monday since workers are contractually obligated to clear items for upcoming events.
Facebook Live: take a look at the various fan memorials around Staples Center on Saturday.
Kobe Bryant's wife Vanessa has requested that all memorabilia be sent to the family.
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Flowers and biodegradable items will be turned into compost and spread around the area.