Sun. Feb 25th, 2024

    19-Foot Bronze Kobe Bryant Statue Unveiled Outside Lakers Arena

    Jason Parkhurst-USA TODAY Sports via Reuters

    The Los Angeles Lakers immortalized Kobe Bryant with a bronze statue unveiled outside their home arena on Thursday.

    The 19-foot-tall, 4,000-pound statue depicts Bryant with his right arm raised in the air and pointing, a pose captured as he walked off the court after a career-high performance against the Toronto Raptors on Jan. 22, 2006, having scored 81 points.

    “For the record, Kobe picked the pose you’re about to see,” his widow, Vanessa Bryant, told the crowd. “So if anyone has any issues with it, tough shit.”

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