Today in the city Cold Lake 05.04.2020

B.C. Teen Leads Petition To Change NBA Logo To Kobe Bryant

One of the greatest basketball players to ever play could become the inspiration for the next NBA logo if a B.C. teenager gets his way.Kobe Bryant died Sunday in Calabasas, Calif., at the age of 41. The retired five-time NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers was travelling with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others when their helicopter crashed, killing all nine people on board. The tragedy shocked sports fans all over the world, leaving some to wonder how they could immortalize Bryant’s greatness beyond just words. RELATED
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To honour his legacy as a determined, hard-working athlete with the heart of a champion, Vancouver’s 16-year-old Nikyar Moghtader started an online petition to change the NBA’s logo to feature Bryant.His initiative is called “for the Black Mamba” and it’s quickly picking up steam.“I wish Kobe was still here and I never had to make this petition to begin with,” Moghtader wrote in the petition’s description. “But sadly that isn’t the case, my condolences go out to the Bryant family and everyone who was involved in this accident.” Former NBA player Jamal Crawford also showed support for the idea in a Twitter post on Sunday and he wasn’t alone.Kobe has to be the new NBA logo.....—

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