The Lakers paid a heartfelt tribute to their cherished sports icon, unveiling a statue of Kobe Bryant at Crypto.com Arena on February 8, 2024.
Los Angeles Lakers's basketball club has paid tribute to Kobe Bryant by building his statue at Crypto.com Arena, portraying him in his No. 8 jersey.
Vanessa Bryant, wife of late Kobe revealed plans for additional statues honouring his legacy, including one with daughter Gianna.
The statue includes intricate elements like Kobe's daughters' names, his championships, and a QR code for highlights.
The statue is placed on a triangular base as a tribute to the famous triangle offence that Kobe mastered.
Fans can visit the arena to see the statue starting the day after the ceremony, which is February 9, 2024.
Luminaries from the Lakers, such as Magic Johnson, Pau Gasol, and Jerry West, were among the distinguished guests.
Kobe's uniqueness was compared to a flawless five-carat diamond, a feeling echoed by Jeanie Buss., president of Lakers's basketball team
Jeanie Buss & Phil Jackson shared heartfelt memories of Kobe's impact on the team & the city.
Phil Jackson recounted Kobe's legendary work ethic and his revered rivalry with basketball icon Michael Jordan.