Jeanie Buss Explains Why Kobe Bryant Should be the NBA Logo

Published 03/08/2021, 9:47 PM EST
LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 26: Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second half of a NBA basketball game at Staples Center on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Lakers won 119-115.”n(Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)


In the last few weeks, many are debating whether the late legend Kobe Bryant should become the logo of the NBA. For years, the league has not changed it’s logo, but could the NBA finally change it for Kobe?

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Bryant spent 20 years in the league and achieved numerous things in his career. However, above all those accolades was the love and respect that he earned from his colleagues and the fans. Last year, when Kobe Bryant passed away, it left the whole world shocked.

Over the last year, a plethora of people have honored Kobe in several ways. Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving proposed that making Kobe the NBA logo will be the ultimate honor for the Mamba. While there are a few people against this proposal, most have come forward in support of Kyrie.

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Jeanie Buss on making Kobe Bryant the NBA logo

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 26: Laker Kobe Bryant #24 as the Lakers beat the Jazz 107-96 to win the series during game five of a first round Western Conference playoff basketball game between the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center on Monday April 27, 2009 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

Among those supporters, L.A. Lakers owner Jeanie Buss has been one of the most prominent voices. Buss recently sat down for an interview with ESPN, where she explained herself. She said:

I think Kobe Bryant should be the face of every sports league, [even] the Olympics. I think Kobe stood for everything that we aspire to in sports. Hard work, perseverance, dedication, will, the Mamba mentality. I think he would be an icon fitting for everything involved in sports.”

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Like Buss explained, Kobe’s approach to the game was unparalleled. He always strived to improve, and the Mamba mentality helped him pull his team from several difficult situations. Making an icon like this the logo for the league will inspire the future generation to work hard.

However, as of now the league has not given any official word on their decision. Moreover, no matter how much the fans would love to see Kobe Bryant as the logo of the NBA, it’s hard to see this change becoming a reality.

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Do you believe that someday the NBA will fulfill this wish of the fans? Or will this dream only remain a dream? Let us know your views in the comments section below.

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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