The city Kobe Bryant called home will honor him with a day just for him on Wednesday, August 24.
The August 24 commemorates the two numbers Kobe Bryant wore during his career with the Los Angeles Lakers, 8 and 24.
“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," said L.A. City Councilmember José Huizar.
Kobe Bryant celebrates his birthday prior. He turns 38 on August 23. So join us in wishing The Black Mamba a Happy Birthday before the holiday to honor one of the Laker Greats! Share your thoughts and good wishes.