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Jimmy Kimmel Breaks Down in Tears While Honoring Kobe Bryant at His Memorial - Watch Now

Jimmy Kimmel Breaks Down in Tears While Honoring Kobe Bryant at His Memorial - Watch Now

Jimmy Kimmel is honoring Kobe Bryant with an emotional tribute.

The 52-year-old late-night talk show host took to the stage to honor the late Lakers player and his daughter Gianna during their Celebration of Life memorial on Monday (February 24) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

“Today we’re joined by Kobe’s teammates and opponents alike,” Jimmy said while breaking down in tears. “His friends, his family and his fans, as we try to make sense of what happened to these nine beautiful people who were by all accounts, so full of life, who left behind parents, friends, co-workers, classmates, siblings and children.”

Jimmy continued: “I’ve been trying to come up with something positive to take away from this and it was hard because there isn’t much. But the best thing I think I was able to come up with is this: gratitude. It seems to me that all we can do is be grateful for the time we have with them. And from the time we have left with each other. And that’s all.”

You can watch Kobe and Gianna‘s Celebration of Life memorial here.

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