Media Application for The Celebration of Life for Kobe and Gianna Bryant


Please be aware that media credentials are in limited supply and only entitle the bearer to access the designated media zone and will not provide any access on STAPLES Center property or allow interaction with event guests.


Application deadline to apply for credentials is 3:00 pm on Monday, February 17.  Applicants will be notified of approvals and denials by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19.


As a reminder, L.A. LIVE is the only location media members with event credentials will have access to.  Individuals without credentials or event tickets will be denied access to STAPLES Center/L.A. LIVE and the adjacent streets.  Note that Lakers season credentials will not be valid on this day.


A limited amount of viewing passes will be assigned to a limited number of reporters, allowing them to watch the ceremony from a media area within the arena providing no access to event guests or speakers.  Priority will be given to reporters who currently cover the team.  Members of the media not participating in live shots prior to the event are strongly encouraged to watch the ceremony from their home or office.


Representatives of television, radio and streaming networks interested in licensing the one-time ability to broadcast the Celebration of Life for Kobe & Gianna Bryant, live on February 24th can receive information by contacting:  [email protected]. There will be a cost for live streaming rights to cover the hard costs of the production and distribution and 100% of what is collected over the required costs will be donated to