Kobe Bryant To Become New NBA Logo?
Is Kobe Brant going to become the new NBA logo?
Shortly after Bryant’s tragic death was announced on Sunday afternoon, a petition sprung up to make him the new official NBA logo.
As of Monday evening, the petition has accumulated more than 1 million signatures.
Bryant has long been considered a basketball legend and one of the 10 greatest players of all time, and his untimely passing reminded everyone of the impact he had on the game.
The current NBA logo features a silhouette of former Los Angeles Lakers legend, 81-year-old Jerry West. It was designed by Alan Siegel.
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“With the untimely and unexpected passing of the great Kobe Bryant please sign this petition in an attempt to immortalize him forever as the new NBA logo,” the petition notes.
In the aftermath, various supporters of this idea have pitched their own suggestions for what the Bryant silhouette should be.
Aside from one little update three years ago, the NBA logo has remained largely unchanged since 1971.
To date, the NBA has given zero indication that it would consider updating the logo with a silhouette of Bryant or anyone other than West.
Given the support for the idea, though, one would think it would at least be taken under advisement in the offseason.
Although West has not spoken out one way or the other on the logo issue, he did offer his thoughts on the tragic incident that had transpired.
“This loss of Kobe, Gianna, and everyone on board, is beyond tragic and incomprehensible,” he said.
“I will love Kobe forever and always cherish the time that I spent with him.
“I watched him grow from an energetic kid into the man he became, making a difference in so many people’s life. He has left the world a better place.”
Bryant is survived by his wife Vanessa and his daughters Natalia Diamante Bryant, Bianka Bella Bryant and Capri Bryant.
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