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Seven months following the passing of the Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, and fresh off of the city celebrating what would have been his 42nd birthday, L.A. has announced that Kobe Bryant will forever be immortalized in the City Of Angels with his own boulevard.
The news was shared by Los Angeles City Council President Herb J. Wesson on the celebratory 8/24 day which is officially recorded as Kobe Bryant Day for not only L.A. but for Orange County as well. With Mamba Day in full effect and Bryant’s fans, friends, and family continuing to honor the legendary athlete, Wesson revealed in a tweet that “Figueroa St. will soon be Kobe Bryant Blvd. between Olympic & MLK.” Wesson continues his message saying, “Kobe’s legacy is bigger than basketball. #KobeBryantBlvd will be a reminder to everyone, young and old who drive down it, there is no obstacle too big and that with the #Mambamentality , anything is possible.”
Wesson included a mock of the pending street sign which includes the city’s official founding emblem. The new honor is added to the plethora of tributes that have been created in light of Bryant’s passing that unfortunately occurred at the top of the year.
As we are sure more honors are on the way for the fallen angel, this one is extremely special to the city.
May Kobe, his daughter Gigi, and the seven other lives lost continue to rest in power.
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