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New mural created in honor of Kobe Bryant “Mamba Day”

By James Brown

New mural created in honor of Kobe Bryant “Mamba Day”

The new Kobe Bryant mural will be unveiled on Wednesday August 24th, "Kobe Bryant's Day".

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Kobe Bryant was one of the best Lakers players in history. He was a great player, but as a person he was even better. Now, in honor of the legend, a new mural will be unveiled. The art wall was created by muralist Sergio Odeith and L.A. illustrator Nikkolas Smith.

This new amazing piece of art, measures 125 feet by 32 feet, which, according to the artists, is the largest portrait of Bryant ever created in the city. This won't be the only honour that Lake City will give the late, great, Kobe Bryant.

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