24th August is officially Kobe Bryant Day in Orange County

Headlines - Sports 13/08/2020

Orange County supervisors have voted to officially declare 24th August to be Kobe Bryant Day.

Bryant was born on 23rd Aug and his jersey number was 24. Orange county Board Chairwoman Michelle Steel explained that they settled on 24th to honour the former Lakers legend.

She said that Bryant was a "treasured member of our community" who "inspired so many men and women to pursue their dreams and never give up."

Supervisor Don Wagner chimed in, "Kobe Bryant's life, like each one of us who ever lived, presents moments to celebrate and to condemn."

Kobe, like all of us, faced challenges

"... challenges of his own making and challenges thrown at him by life, that he overcome. Today, we celebrate the effort in overcoming those challenges."

Bryant passed away from a helicopter crash along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others on 26th January.