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Clippers' Rivers sees catharsis in Kobe memorial


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SOURCE: http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/28776759/doc-rivers-views-kobe-memorial-catharsis-today-help
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(0:45)LOS ANGELES -- Doc Rivers saw "adversaries" all around him at Staples Center, all brought together by the power of Kobe Bryant.The LA Clippers coach was one of many NBA legends, All-Stars and coaching luminaries on hand Monday for the Celebration of Life for Kobe and Gianna Bryant. While the packed Staples Center crowd cried and sniffled through the ceremony, Rivers said he thought it was the first time that family, friends and the city could start to move from grieving to celebrating Bryant's life."It's just been a very heavy month. But today will help."Michael Jordan, Phil Jackson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dwyane Wade, Shaquille O'Neal, Jerry West, Magic Johnson, Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis and a Houston Rockets trio of James Harden, Russell Westbrook and P.J. Tucker were among the many former and current NBA stars who attended the celebration."This morning was beautiful," said Rivers, who remained at Staples Center for the Clippers' game against the Memphis Grizzlies.

As said here by Ohm YoungmisukESPN Staff Writer