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Kobe Bryant Fans Petition Change NBA Logo to Honor Lakers legend

Thousands of basketball fans are calling on the NBA to update its logo to honor Kobe Bryant following the basketball great’s tragic death.

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In our previous reports, The NBA icon and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant died in a helicopter crash on early Monday (Manila time). They were reportedly on their way to Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, California.

The sports world and fans are mourning the loss of Los Angeles Lakers Legend Kobe Bryant, fans are finding different ways to honor the “Mamba,” ensuring his legacy lives on.

Famous personalities, NBA stars and people around the globe who have witnessed his greatness have paid tribute to the late Los Angeles Lakers player Kobe Bryant. They expressed their shock and sadness at his sudden death.

Meanwhile, NBA fans are choosing to honor the future Hall of Famer by petitioning for the NBA to change its logo from a silhouette of Jerry west to Kobe Bryant. Fans alerted that a petition had already been started and was taking off at quite a rapid pace. 

The Change.com petition stated, “With the untimely and unexpected passing of the great Kobe Bryant please sign this petition in an attempt to immortalize him forever as the new NBA Logo.”

The petition had amassed over 1,300,000 signatures as of today January 28, Tuesday. People also use social media to create mock-ups of what a logo honoring Bryant could look like.

The current logo is a silhouette of fellow Lakers legend West, who has expressed in the past that he would not mind if it was changed. Except for a small change to the font, which was introduced in 2017, the NBA has used its iconic tri-color logo since 1971.

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