Lakers to unveil Bryant statue in February

FILE - Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant shoots a free throw during an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors on April 12, 2013, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers will unveil a statue of Kobe Bryant outside their downtown arena on Feb. 8, 2024. The 17-time NBA champion Lakers announced the plan Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023, to honor Bryant, the fourth-leading scorer in NBA history and a beloved mainstay of the franchise for 20 seasons. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Late franchise icon Kobe Bryant’s Lakers legacy will physically be immortalized on Feb. 8, 2024 — a date chosen to further honor the Bryant family.