Two years ago today, the world seemed to come to a halt when news broke that Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna had died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.
Kobe, like Nipsey Hussle, meant a lot to the state of California and, more specifically, to the city of Los Angeles.
Every time you pass a Kobe mural in Los Angeles, you instantly feel the anguish. When you leave your house on August 24 and walk by the mall, all you see is a sea of purple and gold Kobe gear. But, on the positive side, the city has channeled its anguish into art.
Still, Kobe didn’t just mean a lot to California or Los Angeles; he meant something to people all around the world, even if they weren’t basketball fanatics. Everyone can relate to trying to be a better person every day, falling short at times, yet persevering. People all throughout the world took their anguish and turned it into art and murals to honor someone who represented it. What better day than today to highlight some of the incredible Kobe and Gigi murals that have appeared around the world?
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