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Sources have confirmed Kobe Bryant will receive yet another award to add to his trophy room: the “Legend Award” at Nickelodeon’s upcoming Kid’s Choice Sports Awards 2016.

The award pay homage to the biggest athletes who serve as role models on and off the court for young children, especially those that are upcoming athletes themselves. The five-time NBA champion is currently enjoying the retirement life with family and soaking in all the love.

“It’s an honor to receive Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports Legend Award,” Kobe said in a statement. “This is a great opportunity to inspire kids to never lose their imaginations and to dream bigger than what they think is possible. If you stay true to that, the hard work, dedication and success will always follow.”

It has been a very memorable and special year for the Mamba. Past athletes to receive the reward include Derek Jeter and David Beckham.


Don’t forget to tune into the 2016 Kids’ Choice Sports Awards, hosted by Russell Wilson, on Sunday, July 17 at 8 p.m. on Nickelodeon.