Whatever you want to call him, there is no denying that impact he has had on sports in Los Angeles. After 1,566 games, five championships and a couple of Finals MVPs, the former Los Angeles Lakers guard was honored by the Los Angeles City Council by having August 24, or 8/24, be “Kobe Bryant Day.” The 18-time All-Star will also be honored for his work with the Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation, which is dedicated to helping families in need. "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,’” L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar said in a statement. In no particular order, here are 24 great (and not so great) moments that are classic Kobe Bryant.
The Phoenix Suns announced today an extension of the team’s partnership with 15 Seconds of Fame (15SOF), an agreement that will bring 15SOF’s revolutionary content-sharing technology back to Talking Stick Resort Arena for the 2016-17 season. 15SOF’s unprecedented platform delivers video clips directly to the smartphones of fans who appear on camera at Talking Stick Resort Arena, giving them the opportunity to then share the footage with friends and family on social media. The footage is captured via in-arena camera operators and the team’s giant center-hung scoreboard, and forwarded to fans with the 15SOF app to share, save and replay their moments of fame. Fans can also view other epic fan moments