And what do you give the man who has everything, including a new $100 million business? Los Angeles saw it fit that the city name a day, August 24, after him. The date commemorates the two jersey numbers he wore as a Laker: 8 and 24.
L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar said this of the city’s new holiday:
“‘Kobe Bryant Day’ is the City of Los Angeles’ way of thanking him for his single-minded dedication to excellence, the fans and the entire City and region of Los Angeles. For 20 years, we were all the beneficiaries of Kobe’s incredible talent and legendary work ethic, and on 8-24 we’ll gather to say, ‘Thank you, Mamba.’”
It makes sense. After all, Kobe dedicated his entire career to the Lakers and the city the organization calls home. He brought the city 20 years of excitement and five memorable championships within two eras. It’s safe to say Kobe’s had a pretty eventful retirement so far, and he’s probably not complaining.
Long live the Black Mamba.
SOURCE: LA Times | IMAGE CREDIT: The Players’ Tribune
27. @iamdiddy. X @hairweavekiller #atl #badboyreunion #NWM
27 of 44
28. #pressplay: #atl #badboyreunion #Repost @melindasantiago・・・Such a fun moment! RepostBy @sirjpmoore: “That moment @tyrese jumps in at the #badboyfamilyreuniontour with @qparker112 @daronfrom112 @michaelkeith112 @officialslim_ @rsvpmase #badboyreuniontour #112 #tyrese #112forever #112nation #Atlanta –
28 of 44
29. I couldn’t forget the homie BLACK ROB #WHOA #BADBOYREUNION
29 of 44
30. If there’s ever been a standout creative and executive that I’ve patterned my trajectory after, it’s @iamdiddy. There’s absolutely nothing about the maestro, mogul and, sometimes, magician that’s not inspiring. Watching him lead his label through the soundtrack of my life last night was a moment one several levels. I experienced it at the right time in the right place. It fully birthed the new beast I’ve been incubating. It was a hell of a show. Thanks @iamdiddy. 🙌🏾