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Fans honor Kobe Bryant at Richmond memorial

Posted at 4:42 AM, Feb 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-01 07:52:36-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Dozens of people gathered in Richmond Friday night to honor Kobe Bryant, one of his daughters, and the seven other victims killed in a helicopter crash Sunday morning.

"Right when that happened, I broke down and probably cried for almost 24 hours straight," said Casey Lane.

Lane was one of dozens who came out to King and Queens complex in Manchester to honor Kobe.

“I’ve been a Kobe Bryant fan since I was a kid," said Lane.

These loyal fans said they'll cherish the life lessons Bryant often shared, to live life fearlessly and leave nothing on the line.

“To just takeover everything I ever did in life and I still carry that mentality today known as the 'Mamba Mentality,'" said Lane.

A mentality they hope will live on forever.

“This guy meant the world to me," said Lane. "He’s basically the second biggest idol, that I ever had, next to my father.”