The city of Los Angeles is paying homage to one of the best Lakers to ever play the game by declaring August 24th as ‘Kobe Bryant Day.’ The date 8/24 represents the two jersey numbers that Bryant wore throughout his 20-year career with the Lakers.
LA city councilmember, Jose Huizar, released a statement about the new honor:
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. 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 an awesome birthday present for Bryant. He celebrates his 38th birthday today. Congrats Kobe Bryant!