Kobe Magic honor Jackson foxsports Oct 20, 2016 at 5:01p ET Celebrities come out Singer Usher, left, and former Lakers star Magic Johnson were among the many celebrities that attended Tuesday's memorial to Michael Jackson. Longtime friends Brooke Shields and NBA legend Magic Johnson at the Michael Jackson memorial service. Shields was a close childhood friend of Jackson's. Trail blazer Kobe Bryant, far left, and Magic Johnson spoke during Tuesday's service about Johnson's significance to the African-American community. Paying tribute Lakers legends Kobe Bryant, left, and Magic Johnson credited Jackson for clearing their path to success. Sharing a laugh There were lighthearted moments too, as Kobe Bryant and Magic Johnson paid their tribute to Jackson. Emotional day Magic Johnson was one of thousands of people who packed Staples Center for the memorial.