Today is Kobe Bryant Day in Los Angeles and just a day after what would have been his 42nd birthday. The date was chosen to commemorate both of his jerseys he wore throughout his 20 year career, 8 and 24. And to add to his recognition in the town he put on the map for basketball, Figueroa Street between Oympic and MLK is going to be renamed Kobe Bryant Boulevard Los Angeles City Council member Herb J. Wesson Jr tweeted.
— Herb J. Wesson, Jr. (@HerbJWesson) August 24, 2020
On Sunday the Lakers announced celebrating Bryant’s legacy by showing that they would be wearing Jerseys with “Mamba Forever” in their game playing against Portland Trailblazers. The jerseys were actually designed by Bryant and Nike back in 2017.
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In other Bryant news, a storage locker was found abandoned in the LA area with a ton of Kobe Bryant’s things in it. Over 30 shoes, jerseys, Lakers practice gear, Mamba tax paperwork, a mink coat where theirs pics proving it’s his with him wearing it. The whole locker, formerly owned by Kobe’s stylist Derek Roche was won for a mere $375 and he made a $12,000+ profit. The buyer then sold it to “Storage Wars” star Rene Nezhoda. The transaction and the items won’t be making an appearance on Storage Wars due to a break in filming due to covid19 but they will be for sale through a reputable auction house.
— Brandon Thompson (@brandonpromo) August 24, 2020