The Pico Metro stop, named for California's last governor under Mexican rule, will be renamed the Kobe Station, according to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
The temporary signs will be installed about 6 a.m. Wednesday, according to Metro spokeswoman Kim Upton. And the new name will last for one day, coinciding with Bryant's final game with the
The stop, which serves Metro's Blue and Expo lines, is located at Pico Boulevard and Flower Street, about two blocks from the
Metro advised those attending Wednesday night's game to take public transportation to avoid heavier-than-usual traffic near the Staples Center.
On Wednesday, Metro tweeted a photo of the "Kobe" station with the message: "Thanks for the memories and the rings!"
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