Los Angeles Honors Black Mamba With 'Kobe Bryant Day'
8/24 signifies the recent retiree's jersey numbers during his 20 year career wih the Lakers.
Legendary basketball player Kobe Bryant's achievements on the court has led him to many wins off the court as well.
Kobe recently retired from the NBA after playing the sport for 20 years with the Lakers, and things still continue to look up for the baller. Black Mamba's magnificent career has been highlighted by Los Angeles' City Council, and they have decided to show their appreciation for his hard work and dedication with a special token of love.
The MVP player has received his own day in their city, which became his own for years. August 24th, now known as 'Kobe Bryant Day,' will honor Bryant for being one of the most accomplished athlete's in the city's history.
“Among his astonishing list of accomplishments, Kobe Bryant's 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers ranks him No. 1 all-time for NBA players who played for a single franchise, and 'Kobe Bryant Day' is the City of Los Angeles' way of thanking him for his single-minded dedication to excellence, the fans and the entire city and region of Los Angeles," said L.A. city council member Jose Huizar. "For 20 years, we were all the beneficiaries of Kobe’s incredible talent and legendary work ethic, and on 8-24 we’ll gather to say, 'Thank you, Mamba.'"
What a great way to ring in the star's 38th birthday today (Aug. 23).
— NBA.com (@NBAcom) August 23, 2016