After the Los Angeles Lakers won the 2020 NBA championship, their “Leave A Legacy”‘ mural got an incredible transformation with notable additions.
Street artists Gustavo Zermeño Jr and flaxworx added the great Kobe Bryant and the 17th trophy to the said LA mural after the team won the 2020 NBA title. The Lakers, who had been favorites to win the title since the beginning of the season, booted out the Miami Heat in six games.
Kobe and the 17 🏆 have been added to the Lakers ‘Leave A Legacy’ mural
📍5522 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles
🎨 gz.jr and flaxworx pic.twitter.com/V9PgghHqaL
— Kobe & Gianna Bryant Murals (@kobemurals) October 13, 2020
The Lakers are now tied with the Boston Celtics for the most NBA titles in history. The Purple and Gold dedicated their victory to Kobe, who tragically passed away in January. In fact, the team has been fueled by the passing of the franchise icon throughout the playoffs, donning the Black Mamba jerseys and yelling “Mamba on three” during huddles.
The initial mural was completed sometime in August amid the NBA restart. As observed, the mural features all the LA players, even the late-season acquisitions such as JR Smith, Dion Waiters and Markieff Morris. Aver Bradley, who opted out of the bubble but played 49 games for the Lakers in the regular season, is also in the mural.
Behind head coach Frank Vogel and the players are protesters and demonstrators in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Apart from their quest to win the title, the Lakers and the rest of the NBA also used their platform to combat social injustice, police brutality, and racial discrimination — major problems that have been hounding the country.