More than 1,500 people packed the Bryant Gymnasium at Lower Merion High School to pay tribute to the NBA star, his daughter and seven other who died in a helicopter crash last weekend.
"I think that it brings everyone together because we all come together to mourn this terrible tragedy," Bing said.
Mike Egan was a coach for the basketball team when Bryant was a junior and senior at the high school.
"He is one of our guys and we'll always remember him really as that 17-year-old kid who was out trying to win basketball games every night," Egan said.
Gabriele Imbiscuo, an LMHS alum from Wynwood, said he played on the same courts that Bryant used to practice at in his younger days.
"Kobe Bryant, he lived on Remington Road and he use to play on the courts there. I could see his courts right from my bedroom window," he said.
Many of Bryant's former high school teamtes were also in attendance.
The public can purchase items at a cost until Feb. 15.