It almost makes too much sense.
Having capped an illustrious, storybook career in April, Kobe Bryant has been enjoying retirement. Kobe is now looking to be known as ‘Kobe Bryant, venture capitalist’, and now August 24th will be known as something else, too.
Kobe Bryant Day.
Busy week for Kobe Bryant. Rings the bell at NYSE this morning. Now, L.A. City Council set to declare Wednesday — 8/24 — Kobe Bryant Day.
— Bill Oram (@billoram) August 23, 2016
8/24. Ha. This is a move the city of Los Angeles can get behind. Kobe is no stranger to being immortalized, having an MVP trophy, five NBA titles, two Finals MVP’s, and four All-Star MVP’s to his name –and now– an entire day in his honor
The city issued the following press release (h/t Anthony Irwin of Silver Screen and Roll) :
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.’”
It should be a nice couple of days in a row for the Mamba, with his birthday being on the 23rd of this month. Nice birthday gift, Los Angeles.
From Frobe’s 8 to the Mamba’s 24, we will remember Kobe’s career in LA fondly.