August 24th is 'Kobe Bryant Day' in Los Angeles

By: Joey Haar - Aug 24, 2016
References: latimes & mashable
Though Kobe Bryant retired at the end of the 2015-16 NBA season, his legend will live on in Los Angeles now that the city council has declared August 24th 'Kobe Bryant Day.' The future hall of famer, who played his entire 20-year career with the Lakers and brought the city five NBA championships, has put away basketball for a while, having announced his partnership in a venture capital fund, but LA will always remember him for his sporting achievements.

The choice of August 24th is not a random one. During Kobe's career, the two jersey numbers he played with were 8 and 24. He wore number 8 as a rookie through his first three championships, and he wore 24 as a veteran during his final two. Numerically, August 24th is 8/24, so the date is a subtle reference to the entirety of the basketball legend's career.