Los Angeles Street Outside Staples Center To Be Renamed 'Kobe Bryant Boulevard'
Kobe Bryant is a legend in the city of Los Angeles.
During his 20-year career, he delivered the Californian city five NBA championships as well as a handful of magical moments that will live long in the memories of Lakers fans.
And ever since his tragic death in January, tributes have come flooding in to honour the basketball great.
From beautiful murals in the streets to the Lakers team donning 'Black Mamba' jerseys during the playoffs - it's clear Bryant won't be forgotten any time soon.
And the Los Angeles council are now doing their part to honour the 18-time NBA All Star.
According to LA Council member Herb J. Wesson Jnr, Figueroa Street will be unveiled as Kobe Bryant Boulevard between Olympic Boulevard and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard - right outside the famous Staples Center.
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Figueroa St. will soon be Kobe Bryant Blvd. between Olympic & MLK.
Kobe's legacy is bigger than basketball. #KobeBryantBlvd will be a reminder to everyone, young and old who drive down it, there is no obstacle too big and that with the #Mambamentality , anything is possible. pic.twitter.com/gvekIFOU5u
- Herb J. Wesson, Jr. (@HerbJWesson) August 24, 2020
This news comes in the wake of Bryant's 42nd birthday on August 23.
On top of renaming streets, the city of Los Angeles and Orange County recently announced that August 24 will be known as Kobe Bryant Day across California.
Kobe's iconic number 8 and 24 Lakers jerseys have been hung from the Staples Center rafters since 2017 too.
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