Executive of NBA, Adam Silver, announced to the public that the National Basketball Association have no talks ongoing regarding the modification of the league’s logo from Jerry West to Kobe Bryant.
Ever since the unexpected passing of Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, players and supporter has been looking for numerous ways to honor his legacy in a way that could bring a lasting impression on both the present and future generations, which many best usa real money online casinos will still present. Early last year, there were several people (Players and fans) pushing for NBA to change their ever-present logo to a Kobe Bryant’s silhouette.
Many petitions were being seen all around, with almost every single one of them having over a million signatures. But as time went on, the push for change ultimately died down as the topic stopped gaining attractions.
Moving on to 2021, Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving brought the ‘Kobe Bryant logo” topic back to the media. Speaking to reporters the point guard said: “Gotta happen, I don’t care what anybody says.
“As a Native Black man, as a Native Black king, I think it’s part of my responsibility to continue to push our generation, our culture forward. … My thing is paying homage to the example that has been set by that man.”
However, Adam Silver, an executive of the NBA, confirmed to the media that the league have no plans on changing the logo to the Laker’s legend yet. While Jerry West, who is the silhouette on the logo, said to the media that he doesn’t mind if the NBA logo is changed.
Silver said: “There are no ongoing discussions right now at the office. It just doesn’t feel like the right moment.”
Analyzing from Silver’s standpoint, we understand that changing the NBA logo will lead to an unfavourable result, mostly financially. Any merchandise that was manufactured with the past logo will be scrapped to add the new logo that features Kobe Bryant, alongside several other setbacks NBA will have to face and crazyvegas online casino are yet to have their say on the matter.
Some believed that the NBA logo should change, but the new logo will be featuring someone else rather than Kobe Bryant. Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doc Rivers, is one of those people, believe Michael Jordan should be the next player to be the league’s logo, while also claiming that the logo currently needs no changes to be made to it.
In his 20-year career, Kobe Bryant was seen as an inspiration for many both in the NBA and outside of it.