August 24, the day after Dir’s birthday Los Angeles Lakers The great Kobe Bryant has been known as Mamba Day for the past few years.
This year, the Lakers celebrated Mamba Day with the announcement They will unveil the statue Like him on February 2, 2024, outside the Crypto.com Arena.
James Lebron It has shown its love and respect for Bryant since Bryant was killed along with eight others in a tragic helicopter crash in 2020. On Thursday, James He posted a picture of himself with Bryant from years ago, and he also posed at the Lakers facility near Bryant’s #8 and #24 (h/t cold wire).
James’ Lakers used Bryant’s memory as inspiration in the second half of the 2019-20 season and won the NBA championship. With a strong and balanced roster heading into next season, maybe they’ll make the Black Mamba proud again by winning a Larry O’Brien Award next June.