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The Lakers asked for it, and Jeanie is delivering in honor of Kobe this Thursday

By James Brown

The Lakers asked for it, and Jeanie is delivering in honor of Kobe this Thursday

The Lakers not only have a key game vs. the Nuggets on Thursday night but is also Kobe's statue unveiling

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One of the biggest requests from the Lakers fans has been to bring the black mamba uniforms back, the ones they used during the NBA's 2020 season that ended with the championship title in honor of the late Kobe Bryant.

Their wish is now coming true as the LA Lakers have officially announced the uniforms are back for this Thursday, Feb. 8 for the unveiling of Kobe Bryant's statue and the game against the NBA's reigning champion the Denver Nuggets.

Fans now are looking forward for the team to beat the Nuggets to be a completely memorable night in honor of the Lakers legend Kobe Bryant who is arguably considered the best player in the purple and gold franchise history.

Anthony Davis, LeBron James, and D'Angelo Russell have recently spoken about Kobe Bryant and his legacy. The Lakers star has praised the legend and said can't wait to see the statue this Thursday night.

What LeBron James and AD said about Kobe Bryant

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..."


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