Orange County votes to make Aug. 24 Kobe Bryant Day
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The Board of Supervisors of Orange County, Calif. unanimously voted  on Tuesday to make Aug. 24 “Kobe Bryant Day.”

The day is derived from the two numbers the late Los Angeles Lakers basketball player wore on his jerseys: 8 and 24. 

"A treasured member of our Orange County community, Kobe Bryant was the basketball legend that inspired so many young men and women," said Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Michelle Steel.


She added that Bryant, who was an 18-time All Star and won five NBA championships with the L.A. Lakers, inspired members of the community to “pursue their dreams and never give up.”

"The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do,” Steel said.

Bryant died in January after a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif. that also killed his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant and seven others.