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Kyrie Irving wants Kobe Bryant in NBA logo as showcase of ‘greatness personified’

Irving: Kobe deserves NBA logo

Kyrie Irving meant what he posted: Kobe Bryant should be the new NBA logo.

The Brooklyn Nets guard continued his push for the new logo and explained further why it’s something he wants to see done.

Irving posted a picture of Kobe over the NBA logo to Instagram on Wednesday, writing “Gotta Happen, idc what anyone says.” He said a day later he’s OK with leading the charge for the change if he has to be, telling ESPN’s Malika Andrews the Bryants deserve to see it.

Irving said he doesn’t mean to discredit any of the league’s other historical figures by naming Bryant as the logo. He called it “a refresher” one year after Bryant’s celebration of life at Staples Center.

Vanessa Bryant, Kobe’s widow, lent her support to the change. She shared the post by Irving to her story and wrote “Love this” on Wednesday.

Irving said he doesn’t mean to discredit any of the league’s other historical figures by naming Bryant as the logo. He called it “a refresher” one year after Bryant’s celebration of life at Staples Center.

Vanessa Bryant, Kobe’s widow, lent her support to the change. She shared the post by Irving to her story and wrote “Love this” on Wednesday.

The current logo is modeled after Lakers Hall of Fame guard Jerry West, even though the league has never acknowledged it to be designed after one player in particular. West has talked about changing it in the past and said he’s happy to give it to someone else. Calls for Bryant to become the logo took off after his death in a helicopter accident in January 2020.

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