Sports Illustrated publishes 100-page Kobe Bryant tribute; Staples Center memorial dismantled

Sports Illustrated is publishing a tribute to Kobe Bryant.

The sports magazine announced on Twitter that it produced a 100-page special edition.

The cover price is set at $15.99 plus shipping and handling if purchased online.

Meanwhile, the makeshift memorial dedicated to Bryant outside of the Staples Center has been taken down, KABC reported.

There were thousands of items from flowers to photos and basketballs and jerseys that were left at the arena where Bryant played.

Some of the items were given to Bryant's wife, Vanessa Bryant, and will be stored and cataloged at her request, KABC reported. Items that were perishable were to be composted and spread around the arena.

More than 1,300 basketballs were left in tribute to Bryant, according to the president of the Staples Center, SI reported.

Credit: AP Photo/Reed Saxon

Credit: AP Photo/Reed Saxon

More than a week after Bryant's death, information has not been released for a public memorial service, but team officials and the Bryant family are working together to plan a tribute, The Washington Post reported.

A preliminary report into the crash that killed Bryant, his daughter, Gianna Bryant, and seven others could be released as early as this week, ABC News reported.

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