HBD, Black Mamba! Have a Fantastic "Kobe Bryant Day"
There's no denying that Kobe Bryant has been busy since his retirement from his 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers. It's (only) been four months and Bryant has already test driven a $490,000 Ferrari at headquarters and launched a $100-million investment fund, making him yet another celebrity venture capitalist investing in technology, media, and data companies.Given that today's his birthday, he even got an early birthday gift from the city of Los Angeles itself. Yesterday, the L.A. City Council announced that Wednesday 8/24 will officially be "Kobe Bryant Day," with the date commemorating the two jersey numbers he wore as a Laker: 8 and 24.The L.A. Times reported:
"Among his astonishing list of accomplishments, Kobe Bryant's 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers ranks him No. 1 all-time for NBA players who played for a single franchise, and 'Kobe Bryant Day' is the City of Los Angeles' way of thanking him for his single-minded dedication to excellence, the fans and the entire City and region of Los Angeles," L.A. City Councilman Huizar said in a statement."For 20 years, we were all the beneficiaries of Kobe's incredible talent and legendary work ethic, and on 8-24 we'll gather to say, 'Thank you, Mamba,’” said Huizar.
If you've got a jersey, be sure to wear it proudly in the office tomorrow!