After the tragic helicopter crash that killed former Laker great Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others, there has been a recent outcry from fans about changing the NBA’s logo from Jerry West to Kobe Bryant. And, I couldn’t agree more.
Kobe Bryant is one of a kind. The sort of one of a kind that the NBA should change the logo for. It’s been the same logo for more than 40 years. Sure, it’s iconic. That’s never been a bad thing. But it’s time, NBA.
Change the logo to Kobe Bryant. Listen to the fans. There are very few deserving to be in consideration for the logo to change. But, if it were to change, Kobe is more than deserving of that honor.
Not to mention, Jerry West has said multiple times that he no longer wants to be the logo. So, what seems to be the holdup, NBA?
Kobe Bryant made a name and legacy for himself that would rival that of legends in any sport. As, a matter of fact, legend is the perfect word to describe Kobe. His legendary game and impact on the NBA should alone be more than enough to warrant him to become the new logo for the league.
We all know his legacy will live forever through the fans, his work outside of the NBA, his time in the NBA, and most importantly his family. But, why not add to the legacy of one of the most iconic and beloved players in the whole world?
A whole generation of players were/are inspired by Kobe. The strong, dedicated, and resilient Kobe Bryant who persevered through everything that came his way. I don’t think there could be a more fitting person than Kobe. The Kobe who gave the world the mamba mentality. The idea that you will always outwork your opponent and never give in.
Kobe Bryant transcends beyond the basketball court and touches the hearts of many, who simply share the same mindset he had; the love for the game of basketball.
Rest in peace to Kobe Bryant, Gianna Bryant, Payton Chester, Sarah Chester, Alyssa Altobelli, Keri Altobelli, John Altobelli, Christina Mauser, and Ara Zobayan.