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The Metro’s Pico Station in downtown Los Angeles was renamed the “Kobe Station” for one day Wednesday in honor of Kobe Bryant playing his last game after twenty seasons with the Lakers.

The Pico Station in downtown Los Angeles was renamed for one day in honor of Kobe Bryant's final game on April 13, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

The Pico Station in downtown Los Angeles was renamed for one day in honor of Kobe Bryant’s final game on April 13, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

Video showed metro workers putting up Kobe signs as early as 6 a.m. at the station located at 1236 Flower Street.

The station is just two blocks from Staples Center, and is the stop where riders on the Metro Blue Line often exit to attend Lakers games.

More than 19,000 people were expected to attend Bryant’s final game at Staples Center, and those looking to avoid traffic can take the Metro Blue and Expo lines to the game, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority stated in a news release.

Bryant led the Lakers to five National Basketball Association championships and was named to 18 All Star teams during his stellar career with the Lakers.

Bryant was also a two-time Olympic Gold Medal winner in 2008 and 2012.

The Kobe Station will once again become the Pico Station on Thursday, the news release stated.