Thus, there will be a public memorial at the Staples Center today.
The hometown NHL team, the LA Kings, has honored Kobe with special jerseys dedicated to his remembrance.
Only 3 hours after the Lakers beat the Celtics yesterday, the Kings broke out the Mamba Esque hockey jerseys during their warmup drills.
Each jersey had either a number 8 or 24 to honor Kobe Bryant.
Watch the Kings practice in their Lakers themed jerseys, below: