PHOTO GALLERY: Memorial for former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant outside STAPLES Center

Fan memorial for Kobe Bryant at XBOX Plaza in downtown Los Angeles. (Kelly Rosales/AmericaJR)

AmericaJR’s Kelly Rosales recently visited Xbox Plaza to check out the growing memorial for former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant. Fans left basketballs, flowers, balloons, posters, signs and all sorts of memorabilia in remembrance of the great basketball superstar. The memorial is directly across the street from STAPLES Center, home court for the Lakers known as “The House that Kobe Built.” Bryant died in a tragic helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif. on Sunday, Jan. 26. He spent his entire 20-year career with the Lakers and won five NBA championships during that time. Bryant ranks fourth on the league’s all-time regular season scoring, and ranks fourth on the all-time postseason scoring list.

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