Remembering Kobe Bryant on his birthday
Sunday would have been Kobe Bryant’s 42nd birthday. The Lakers honor him in the playoffs with his “leave a legacy” motto and more.
Though the Lakers have a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series with the Trail Blazers, they also sense that this season is all about Kobe Bryant’s legacy.
Lakers legend Kobe Bryant would have turned 42 on Sunday. His wife, Vanessa, wrote a heart-wrenching note on Instagram to mark the occasion.
Candace Parker showed off some custom Kobe Bryant-tribute footwear, and other Sparks players paid homage to the Lakers legend during a win over the Wings.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts joined players in wearing Kobe Bryant jerseys in honor of the Lakers legend on what would have been his 42nd birthday.
The world lost Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven of their friends in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26, but fans are expected to honor and remember the basketball great on Aug. 24, or 8-24, the numbers he wore on his jerseys during his NBA career, and just one day after what would have been his 42nd birthday.
The inaugural Mamba Week, which kicks off Aug. 23, will feature five new versions of the Kobe V Protro.