On Thursday night, the Santa Monica Pier will light up in purple and gold colors to remember Kobe Bryant and his unique place in our hearts. The lights will turn on at 8 p.m. and stay on until midnight. Kobe's wife, Vanessa Bryant is leading this event with the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation. Vanessa said she wanted to do something special to honor Kobe and their daughter Gianna who sadly passed away in a helicopter crash in January 2020.
Kobe and Gianna loved the Santa Monica Pier a lot. They enjoyed riding the giant Ferris wheel and eating ice cream there. Vanessa Bryant wanted to find a way to keep their memories alive so lighting up the pier felt like a good idea.
The Santa Monica Pier is famous for its big Ferris wheel and beautiful views of the ocean. People from all around the world visit it. The pier also has a fun amusement park called Pacific Park. This lighting event is just one of many happening around the world to remember Kobe Bryant.
Recently, they changed the name of the Staples Center in Los Angeles to the Crypto.com Arena in his honor. And they also put up a statue of Kobe Bryant at the Pacific Park amusement park. Kobe Bryant was loved by many, and his passing was a big loss. Lighting up the Santa Monica Pier is an excellent way to remember his life and everything he meant to people.
There will be other events in Santa Monica on Thursday night besides lighting up the pier. These include a candlelight gathering, showing a movie about Kobe called "Muse," and a performance by singer Jhene Aiko. Everyone is welcome to join these events, and many people are expected to come. If you plan to go, it's a good idea to arrive early and use public transportation.
The bright lights on the Santa Monica Pier remind us of Kobe Bryant's impact on the world. He was a great basketball player and a source of inspiration for many. This special event makes sure that Kobe's memory will live on and continue to inspire people for a long time.