August 24th will forever be a special day in Los Angeles history thanks to Mr. Kobe Bryant. A Hall of Fame career and a life of service to his community has led to this day being recognized in his honor.
The City of Los Angeles had something special in mind to help celebrate this momentous day, a way to help his name live on. The announcement came via the twitter account of the LA City Council President, Herb Wesson Jr.
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
For those that don’t know, this particular section of Figueroa crosses directly in front of Staples Center, all the way down to the Banc of California Stadium. Figueroa has long been an iconic street in Los Angeles, thanks in part to the several Lakers championship parades that have gone down this very path.
Kobe Bryant was and always will be a fan favorite here in LA. The passion and drive he showed on the court was only matched by his passion for helping others succeed. He gave so much of his life to our city and it is only right that we honor him back by continuing the work he left behind.