Warriors honor Kobe Bryant, give away T-shirts with potential Kobe logo
NBA teams have found ways to pay tribute to the late Kobe Bryant in recent games. For the Golden State Warriors’ Saturday contest against the Los Angeles Lakers, the team will be giving out Bryant-inspired T-shirts to all who attend.
Per Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle, the T-shirts will be black with the numbers 8, 24 and 2 on the front. As everyone knows, those numbers are in honor of the two numbers Bryant wore during his 20-year career, as well as the number that Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna wore in her basketball games.
The T-shirt also features nine stars that represent the nine victims (Kobe and Gianna included) of the tragic January 26 helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.
Lastly, the T-shirt will reportedly feature a Kobe-version of the NBA logo. Changing the league’s logo is an idea that has circulated online since Bryant’s death, and it sure looks like the Warriors support that.
T-shirts being distributed for tonight’s Lakers-Warriors game, complete with what a Kobe NBA logo could look like pic.twitter.com/pSRbWx5nFb
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) February 8, 2020
Kobe Bryant enjoyed a Hall of Fame-worthy career with the Lakers from his 1996 until his retirement in 2016. Bryant will undoubtedly go down as one of the best and most influential players in the league’s history, and teams are doing what they can to pay tribute to the NBA legend.
The Warriors and Lakers face off for the first time since Bryant’s death, but they have already played once this season with Los Angeles taking a commanding 120-94 victory at home.
With the two teams at very opposite ends of the Western Conference standings, the Lakers are likely the favorites to win matchup number two with the Warriors. However, Los Angeles has lost three of their last five games prior to Saturday.