August 24 Declared Kobe Bryant Day By LA City Council ayanarashed August 23, 2016 Source Sports | News, Highlights and Interviews, Source Sports | Sports News, source sports 2 After 20 long phenomenal seasons in the NBA, the Black Mamba will now have a day dedicated to his hard-work and loyalty for the city of Los Angeles according to Bill Oram of the Orange County Register. Busy week for Kobe Bryant. Rings the bell at NYSE this morning. Now, L.A. City Council set to declare Wednesday — 8/24 — Kobe Bryant Day. 8:05 PM – 22 Aug 2016 Just in time for the perfect birthday gift for Kobe who turns 38, today. L.A. City Council member Jose Huizar detailed the rationale behind the honor (via ESPN.com’s Baxter Holmes): ‘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. 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.’ Aug. 24—8/24—symbolizes the two jersey numbers that Bryant wore in his career in his long career. Bryant stayed loyal to the city racking up 18 all-star appearances, adding 5 NBA championship rings, coming in third on the all-time NBA scoring list with 33,643 points and being one of the greatest professional athletes of this generation. This news comes straight after Kobe announced a $100 million venture capital fund in partnership with Jeff Stibel. We all know Kobe Bryant is driven and his work ethic is like no other so we are excited to see what he has in store with his new business venture. But keep in mind, his NBA legacy will be hard to surpass.