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Don’t underestimate the power of Kobe fans!
A petition to change the NBA logo in honor of Kobe Bryant took off yesterday after news of his tragic passing, and now has over two and a half a million signatures. The basketball legend was killed in a helicopter crash Sunday, along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others and the tragedy has shaken people worldwide.
Bryant is regarded as one of the greatest athletes of our time, maybe ever. He’s won 5 NBA championships, 2 Olympic gold medals, and is no. 4 on the NBA all-time scorers list with 33,643 career points. The petition calls for Bryant’s image to be the new NBA logo which currently depicts the silhouette of another Laker legend, Jerry West. The Change.org page reads, “With the untimely and unexpected passing of the great Kobe Bryant please sign this petition in an attempt to immortalize him forever as the new NBA Logo.”
You can sign the petition HERE if you’re interested.