Kobe Bryant Day
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L.A. celebrates Kobe Bryant Day

Kobe Bryant Day

Flanked by his wife, Vanessa Bryant, left, and daughter Gianna Maria Onore Bryant, basketball superstar Kobe Bryant is honored in a ceremony Wednesday — Kobe Bryant Day — in the City Council chambers at L.A. City Hall.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Kobe Bryant Day

Lakers fans at L.A. City Hall try to get the attention of basketball superstar Kobe Bryant on Wednesday, which was designated Kobe Bryant Day. Bryant played his final NBA game in April.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Kobe Bryant Day

Fans take pictures of Kobe Bryant during a ceremony on Wednesday — 8/24 — in City Council chambers at L.A. City Hall. Bryant wore the number 8 in the early part of his career, before switching to the number 24. So Aug. 24 was designated Kobe Bryant Day.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Kobe Bryant Day

Kobe Bryant fans cheer for their idol during the Kobe Bryant Day ceremony at L.A. City Hall on Wednesday.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Kobe Bryant Day

Kobe Bryant, right, is honored at L.A. City Hall on Wednesday on Kobe Bryant Day. Accompanying him are his wife, Vanessa Bryant, and daughters, Natalia Diamante Bryant, center, and Gianna Maria Onore Bryant.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Kobe Bryant Day

Basketball superstar Kobe Bryant receives a proclamation from L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti at City Hall on Wednesday, which was designated Kobe Bryant Day.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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