If anyone should be in doubt, are Kobe bryant's popularity exploded after the tragic death last Sunday.
the Basketball icon, who with his second-oldest daughter, and seven others crashed with a helicopter to the west of Los Angeles, has been remembered in the days after - and now a basketball fan also have a memory that stretches into the future.
In an online petition he namely called on the NBA to change its logo. It has since 1969 been shown a silhouette of nba guard Jerry West in a red and blue background.
the NBA logo, as it has been known for more than 50 years. It was designed in 1969 by Alan Siegel Jerry West as a model. Photo: Tingshu Wang/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix
The silhouette will be the promoter of the underskriftindsamlingen have switched to Kobe bryant's.
- With the great Kobe bryant's early and unexpected death, I would please encourage you to sign up to this proposal in an attempt to immortalise him as the new NBA logo, writes 16-year-old Nikyar Moghtader in motivation.
And the mission goes very well.
Barely 2.7 million have Wednesday dinner, written under the - somewhat overwhelming for Nikyar Moghtader, which had hoped 100 ...
the Decision to change the logo is ultimately a private company, the NBA's - which, incidentally, does not recognize that it had to be Jerry West in the logo - but the LA Lakers icon West has probably nothing against it.
Kobe Bryant appeared even with the NBA's logo on the chest 1566 times in the course of his 20 year career. Photo: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix
The now 81-year-old former player was as the general manager of the LA Lakers responsible for the in 1996 to get brought Kobe Bryant to the club and, in 2004, to have persuaded him to not to switch to the LA Clippers.
Then, in the middle and the end of the 1990s was the teenager Kobe Bryant regular guest with the West, in a tv interview burst into tears several times, as he after bryant's death told about their relationship.
I felt like his dad in two years ... I don't know if I ever come across it here.
It was the worst day of my life, said a tearful Jerry West, who could only compare the loss of his brother, who died in the Korean war.
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