Inside Staples Center, Kobe Bryant’s Nos. 8 and 24 have hung from the rafters since 2017.
August 24 has officially been named Kobe Bryant day by the Los Angeles City Council, but that’s not all. To add to this honor and to continue his legacy, outside Staples Center, a portion of Figueroa Street will be renamed in Kobe Bryant’s honor.
The honor was announced today by City Councilmember Herb J. Wesson.
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
The Lakers will wear special “Black Mamba” uniforms to remember Bryant and his daughter for Game 4 of their first-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday. Sunday was Kobe Bryant’s birthday. He would have been 42.
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A portion of West 11th Street, which intersects with Figueroa and separates Staples Center from the plaza at L.A. Live, was already renamed Chick Hearn Court after the longtime Lakers play-by-play announcer in 2002.