In 2016, the Los Angeles City Council dubbed August 24th Kobe Bryant Day to commemorate the two jersey numbers he wore during his 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Today, 8.24, nearly seven months since the heartbreaking loss of Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven other friends, we honor and remember the basketball great, Kobe Bryant. Father, Husband, Brother, Teammate, Coach, Champion, Author, Philanthropist, Hero and Legend.
Bryant’s impact was global. He inspired so many people to pursue their dreams and to never give up on or off the court. A father of four, Bryant took pride in being a “girl dad”. He was a huge advocate for women sports. His dedication and desire to instill greatness in as many people as possible continues on through all the lives he touched.
As we honor Kobe Bryant on this day, we celebrate his legacy, commitment and contribution to women’s sports.
Kobe Bryant’s legacy will always include championing and supporting female empowerment in sports. To the kid from Philly, who taught us to be better, your legacy lives on. Today and forever, we continue the endless pursuit of better and thank you for your contributions to women’s sports.