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'Kobe meant so much to everyone,' behind the Lakers legend statue unveiling

In what has become the month of Kobe Bryant, many legends of the Lakers franchise were present for the unveiling of his first statue

By James Brown

Magic Johnson at Kobe Bryant's statue unveiling
Magic Johnson at Kobe Bryant's statue unveiling
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The Los Angeles Lakers had the unveiling of the first Kobe Bryant statue on February 8, 2024, everything in appreciation of who is considered to be the greatest Lakers player of all time over Magic Johnson, LeBron James, and more.

All kinds of legends of purple and gold and the NBA were present, even athletes of other sports and overall celebrities from Hollywood actors, international pop stars, etc.

"Kobe meant so much to everyone," said Pau Gasol who is one of the most famous teammates of Bryant and a close friend. Kobe and Pau won two back-to-back NBA championship titles. Gasol became the best teammate for Bryant like Shaquille O'Neal was in the past.

Other Lakers legends like Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Phil Jackson, and many more were present at the unveiling of the statue, with current players enjoying the moment as many had Kobe as a role model growing up watching the NBA.

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