Kobe Bryant will soon be honored with his own boulevard in Los Angeles. As confirmed by Los Angeles City Council President Herb J. Wesson, Jr., the current Figueroa Street will be renamed to Kobe Bryant Boulevard to honor the Los Angeles Lakers icon.
Figueroa St. will soon be Kobe Bryant Blvd. between Olympic & MLK.
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. pic.twitter.com/gvekIFOU5u
— Herb J. Wesson, Jr. (@HerbJWesson) August 24, 2020
To the man who gave this city his all, who taught us how to be better with #MambaMentality, who gave back to his community more than we even realized, we miss him everyday. Los Angeles isn’t the same without you. Happy birthday Kobe. pic.twitter.com/XqkarD0ltg
— Herb J. Wesson, Jr. (@HerbJWesson) August 23, 2020
Bryant, along with his daughter Gianna and seven others, were the victims of a tragic helicopter accident in January that left no survivors.
Perhaps the most synonymous player with the Lakers’ franchise, Bryant won five NBA championships, was named to 18 All-Star games and was the 2007-08 NBA Most Valuable Player during his 20-year tenure wearing the purple and gold.