Los Angeles City Council Declares August 24 (8/24) “Kobe Bryant Day”
Back in April Kobe Bryant wrapped up a legendary NBA career in which he scored 33,642 points, won two scoring titles, two NBA Finals MVP awards, one NBA MVP award, and of course five NBA championships.
On Wednesday, Los Angeles City Council will officially declare August 24 “Kobe Bryant Day.” The date, 8/24, commemorates 8 and 24, the two numbers Kobe wore during his Hall of Fame career.
The resolution was presented by Councilmember José Huizar, Council President Herb Wesson, and Councilmember Curren Price. They issued a formal statement on Monday explaining that the honor is in recognition of his accomplishments on the court as well as his philanthropic efforts in the greater Los Angeles community.
“‘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,” said Huizar. “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.'”
The City of Los Angeles declares 8.24 “Kobe Bryant Day.” pic.twitter.com/7y2u0RPBLv
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On Monday Kobe rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange and announced the formation of a $100 million venture capital fund in partnership with investor Jeff Stiebel. Tuesday is his 38th birthday. And Wednesday, now, is Kobe Bryant Day in Los Angeles.
Kobe Bryant is having a pretty great week.
Hat Tip – [ESPN]