L.A. declares Wednesday 'Kobe Bryant Day'
LOS ANGELES – The city of Los Angeles will honor retired Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant as it declares Wednesday "Kobe Bryant Day."
Aug. 24 represents the two numbers that Bryant wore during his 20 seasons for the team. Bryant wore number 8 his first 10 seasons and 24 his last 10 seasons.
"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,'" L.A. City Council member José Huizar said in a statement.
Bryant won five NBA championships and countless awards while playing for the team and broke several NBA and franchise records throughout his career.
He retired in April, however during his last game he scored 60 points and taking home a 101-96 victory before stepping off of his home court at the Staples Center.