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Kobe Bryant's statue unveiling is almost here, and the praise from Lakers stars

By James Brown

Kobe Bryant's statue unveiling is almost here, and the praise from Lakers stars

Many Lakers have spoken about Kobe Bryant ahead of the unveiling of his statue this Thursday night

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This Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024, will be a day to remember as the Los Angeles Lakers will be giving the ultimate tribute to their legend Kobe Bryant, the front office led by governor and owner Jeanie Buss will be unveiling the statue for the Black Mamba.

After the unveiling, the Lakers will be facing the reigning NBA champions the Denver Nuggets in hopes of getting a win to honor Kobe, and ahead of that special day, some of the team's stars have taken their time to remember the late legend.

Anthony Davis called Kobe Bryant his "big brother" and "mentor" so it "will be a cool moment" to see his statue even if emotions will be high when it gets unveiled.

LeBron James said recently to ESPN's Dave McMenamin: "He didn't have any flaws." LeBron James says it’s hard to pick one image of Kobe from his 20-season NBA career to immortalize for the statue. "It's just too many memories, too many plays, too many moments..."

D'Angelo Russell got to play alongside Kobe Bryant in LA

D’Angelo Russell, the only Lakers player to spend a season on LAL with Kobe, spoke about his “vivid memories” of observing Bryant during his rookie season as the franchise prepares to unveil a statue of Bryant this week.


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