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Still No Word On Kobe Memorial Plans; Lakers Practice For First Time Since Accident

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The helicopter crash scene on Monday. All of the helicopter debris was removed Tuesday, and taken to a secure facility for study.

Officials with the Los Angeles Lakers and the City of Los Angeles are continuing to talk about some type of memorial service for NBA legend Kobe Bryant, but nothing official has been announced yet. The team held a practice for the first time Wednesday since Sunday’s helicopter crash which killed Bryant, his 13 year old daughter Gianna, and seven others in Calabasas.

The Lakers cancelled Tuesday night’s scheduled game against the Clippers at Staples Center, but are set to host the Portland Trailblazers on Friday. Lakers Coach Frank Vogel was the only one who talked to the media Wednesday, saying the team wants to represent what Kobe was about.

Tuesday, federal investigators held what they said would be their last on-site news conference about the crash in Calabasas. They said a preliminary report with the basic facts about the accident would be released early next month. But, they say it will be 12 to 18 months before a complete report with a determination of the cause of the crash will be released.