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It’s been nearly eight months since the passing of the basketball legend and Los Angeles icon Kobe Bryant. As many fans and Bryant’s family members still grapple with moving forward but still continuing to honor the late Laker and his late daughter Gianna, August is a month that will further prove the importance of Bryant’s legacy.
As his would have been 42nd birthday approaching on the 23rd, Orange County has officially joined the Mamba remembrance and has declared August 24th Kobe Bryant Day. Orange Country supervisors voted to observe Kobe Bryant Day at the request of board Chairwoman Michelle Steel. According to a statement, Steel shares that Kobe was a “treasured member of our community” who “inspired so many men and women to pursue their dreams and never give up”.
The O.C. follows the 2016 Los Angeles City Council decision which designated the day back in 2016, as a nod to Bryant’s 20 year career and the two jersey numbers he wore during his time with the Lakers, 8 and 24.
Since Kobe’s January passing, artists and sports fans around the world have dedicated a plethora of murals to the life of the basketball star and father.
We are sure 8/24 aka Kobe Bryant Day will be a moment of great honor and remembrance as Kobe’s legacy will live on forever.