Bryant’s unexpected death left fans around the world heartbroken. In a tribute, fans have posted a petition on Change.org, the world’s largest petition site, to replace the NBA’s Logo with Kobe Bryant. The petition reads: ‘The great Kobe Bryant has passed away, please sign it, hoping that he will live on as the NBA’s new Logo.
More than 1.5 million people have expressed support, and the number continues to grow rapidly.
The prototype of the NBA logo is Lakers star Jerry West, who was inducted into the Usain Basketball Hall of Fame in 1979. In 1996, West, then the Lakers’ general manager, used Divac to replace Kobe Bryant from the Hornets with the Lakers.
NBA Lakers legend Kobe Bryant died in a private helicopter crash near Calabasas, California on Saturday morning.