Kobe Bryant: His home district honors him with its own memorial day

Kobe Bryant's home district would like to pay tribute to the late NBA star. August 24th was chosen as the official day of remembrance.

Orange County in the US state of California, the adopted home of Kobe Bryant (1978-2020) and his family, has officially introduced a Memorial Day. "Kobe Bryant Day" is celebrated there on August 24th. A day to honor a "valued member of our community" who "has inspired so many men and women to pursue their dreams and never give up," said Michelle Steel, 65, Chair of the Board of Directors of Orange County, of "CBS Los Angeles "cited.

Why August 24th? Bryant, who played for the Los Angeles Lakers from 1996 to 2016, had chosen the "8" and later the "24" as his jersey number in his professional career. There should be no special events on the official "Kobe Bryant Day," said Steel. They wanted to use the day of remembrance to encourage people to continue Bryant's legacy. The chairman of the board of directors, according to the newspaper "The Orange County Register", echoed the former words of the basketball professional: "The most important thing is to inspire people so that they can be great at what they want to do."

NBA star Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven other people were killed in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles on January 26, 2020. Apparently the pilot of the machine had lost his orientation in the thick fog.

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