August 24 will from now on be known as “Kobe Bryant Day” in Orange County, California.
The County’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously this week to honour the basketball star who lived in the community for most of his L.A. Lakers career.
“Kobe Bryant was a basketball legend that inspired so many globally to pursue their dreams and taught us that hard work truly pays off,” the resolution reads.
“During his career, Kobe Bryant’s numbers on his jerseys were 8 and 24, therefore a fitting day to celebrate his legacy would be August 24,” it continues.
The resolution states exactly how fans can celebrate the special day too – by honouring Kobe’s desire to help others:
“Engaging in community building, helping young people in need, encouraging aspiring youth to follow their dreams, and living by Bryant’s words: ‘The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they could be great in whatever they want to do.'”
The basketball legend, his daughter Gianna and seven others passed away in a helicopter crash on January 26.