Over 200,000 People Sign Petition to Make Kobe Bryant the New NBA Logo

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Yesterday, the world was left devastated by the heartbreaking news that legendary NBA player, Kobe Bryant, died in a helicopter crash on Sunday morning – he was just forty-one-years-old.

Bryant’s daughter, Gianna, was also on board the helicopter with her father and died in the crash along with 7 other victims.

Families have been left distraught and friends and fans all around the world have been paying tribute to the lives lost.

A petition has been doing the rounds to make Kobe the new NBA logo, and it has so far had over 200,000 signatures.

Keep scrolling to find out more…

Kobe Bryant was a legend in the world of basketball.

The former pro basketball player won 5 NBA titles throughout his 2-decade career with the Los Angeles Lakers, cementing him as one of the greatest players of all time.

He was then elected by the Charlotte Hornets with the thirteenth overall pick of the 1996 NBA draft. Ultimately, he was then traded to the Lakers, in a move that truly kick-started his iconic career.

On April 13, 2016, Kobe played his final game where he wowed the sold-out crowd, scoring a huge sixty points – the sixth sixty-point game of his career.

The basketball star won an Oscar for his short film, Dear Basketball, in 2018.

The star shared 4 children with his wife, Vanessa Laine Bryant, who wed in April 2001.

It had been confirmed that Kobe Bryant had tragically died in a helicopter crash yesterday morning. The NBA star’s private helicopter crashed in Calabasas, TMZ sports confirmed.

“With great sadness that we learn of the death of Kobe Bryant and four others in a helicopter crash.” “The aircraft went down in a remote field off Las Virgenes around 10 am this morning. Nobody on the ground was hurt. However, we have now learned that 9 individuals were killed.

But tragically, his private helicopter went down and a “fire broke out,” TMZ reported.

But Kurt Deetz, who has flown helicopters carrying Bryant in the past, told the Los Angeles Times that weather was a more likely cause of the accident than a mechanical issue.

“The likelihood of a catastrophic twin-engine failure on that aircraft – it just doesn’t happen,” he said.

Kobe leaves behind his wife and their daughters – Natalia and Bianka, and their newborn, Capri.

TMZ Sports reports that Gianna, aged thirteen, tragically died in the crash.

It is thought that the father and daughter were on their way to the Mamba Academy for basketball practice, nearby Thousand Oaks.

And she was set to follow in her Kobe’s footsteps – on track to play in the female NBA.

Tributes have been flooding in from all around the world, and the NBA community has been truly impacted by this devastating accident.

The New Orleans Pelicans and the Boston Celtics started their game last night by each taking twenty-four-second shot-clock violations in honor of Kobe Bryant.

It has just been announced that the Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has made the decision to retire forever the No. 24.

“We are shocked and saddened by the devastating news of the passing of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna,” Cuban said in a statement. “Kobe was an ambassador for our game, a decorated legend, and a global icon. Above all, he was a loving and dedicated father.”

“Kobe’s legacy transcends basketball, and our organization has decided that the number 24 will never again be worn by a Dallas Maverick,” he went on to say.

A petition has been doing the rounds online in a bid to elect Kobe Bryant as the official NBA logo.

The silhouette of West has been the logo for decades and West was also the man who drafted Kobe to the LA Lakers back in 1996.

And it has so far received over 241,000 signatures.

“With the untimely and unexpected passing of the great Kobe Bryant please sign this petition in an attempt to immortalize him forever as the new NBA Logo,” it reads.

And this is the least that he deserves. You can sign the petition here.

Our thoughts and condolences go out to not only the Bryant family but to all of the families of the 7 other victims of the accident.