O.C. officials declare 8/24 Kobe Bryant Day, describe him as ‘treasured member of our community’

Local news
Kobe Bryant speaks to the media at a press conference before his No. 8 and No. 24 jerseys are retired by the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on Dec. 18, 2017. (Credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

Kobe Bryant speaks to the media at a press conference before his No. 8 and No. 24 jerseys are retired by the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on Dec. 18, 2017. (Credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

Orange County supervisors picked an easy-to-remember date to designate as Kobe Bryant Day.

It’s Aug. 24, chosen for the two jersey numbers, 8 and 24, the late Lakers legend wore during his 20-year career.

That date is also a day after Bryant’s birthday. He would have been 42 this year.

The supervisors voted to observe Kobe Bryant Day at the request of board Chairwoman Michelle Steel, a lifelong Lakers fan. She said Bryant, who lived with his family in Newport Beach, was a “treasured member of our community” who “inspired so many men and women to pursue their dreams and never give up.”

Read the full story on LATimes.com.

Most Popular

Latest News

More News

KTLA on Instagram

Instagram

KTLA on Facebook

KTLA on Twitter