City of Los Angeles declares Kobe Bryant Day for August 24

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Kobe Bryant is a deity in the city of Los Angeles, and now that he’s retired, he’s getting his own day in the city. A press release from the city revealed that Bryant and his family will be honored on Wednesday, August 24 (presumably because 8 and 24 are the two numbers Bryant wore during his career with the Lakers).

Councilmember José Huizar, Council President Herb Wesson and Councilmember Curren Price, will honor Lakers’ great Kobe Bean Bryant at its City Council meetingWednesday by declaring August, 24, 2016, “Kobe Bryant Day” in the City of Los Angeles.

“Among his astonishing list of accomplishments, Kobe Bryant’s 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers ranks him No. 1 all-time for NBA players who played for a single franchise, and ‘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,” said L.A. City Councilmember José Huizar. “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.’”

Hopefully, Kobe will be allowed to give a speech at the event.