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Los Angeles renaming street that holds Lakers championship parades to Kobe Bryant Blvd

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This is a fitting honor.

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Lakers Victory Parade Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images

For the five championships the Lakers won during the 20 years Kobe Bryant was a part of their roster, the team would have its celebratory parade head to Staples Center by traveling down Figueroa in downtown Los Angeles. Now, the part of the street that Bryant practically made a second home after capping each successful season will bear the late superstar’s name.

Los Angeles City Council president Herb J. Wesson announced the change in a post on his Twitter account on Monday, Aug. 24 (8/24, or Kobe Bryant Day).

This also makes Staples Center the intersection of Lakers history, in more ways than one:

It seems fair to guess that this is an honor Bryant would have really appreciated, considering the part this street has played in so many of the memorable images of Lakers history during his time with the team. It was a place where fans could congregate to celebrate the successes of their favorite team, to cheer and catch a glimpse of their favorite players, and bask in the joy of raising another banner. There is no one this street could be better named for, and this is just another fitting accolade to add to Bryant’s lengthy legacy.

He may be gone far, far too soon, but it could not be more clear at this point that the city of Los Angeles will never forget him.

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