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Aug. 24 is officially Kobe Bryant Day in Orange County, California

The date refers to Kobe Bryant’s two jersey numbers, 8 and 24

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This June 23, 2010, file photo shows Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant talking to reporters during exit interviews at the Lakers’ basketball practice facility in El Segundo, Calif. Tiger Woods has dropped into a tie with Kobe Bryant as the favorite American sports star. Woods had held the position alone since 2006, but the Los Angeles Lakers guard moved up from fourth last year to grab a share of the top spot, Harris Interactive said Tuesday, July 20, 2010.

This June 23, 2010, file photo shows Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant talking to reporters during exit interviews at the Lakers’ basketball practice facility in El Segundo, Calif. Orange County in California has designated Aug. 24 as Kobe Bryant Day to honor the late star.

Reed Saxon, Associated Press

Orange County, California, officials have voted to make Aug. 24 as Kobe Bryant Day to honor the late Los Angeles Lakers legend, according to the OC Register.

  • Orange County supervisors voted Tuesday to dedicate the day to the Lakers legend, who passed away on Jan. 26 in a horrific helicopter crash.
  • Bryant wore No. 8 and No. 24 during his tenure with the Lakers.
  • His birthday is Aug. 23, one day before Aug. 24.
A treasured member of our Orange County community, Kobe Bryant was the basketball legend that inspired so many young men and women to pursue their dreams and never give up, said Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Michelle Steel, per USA Today. I’m proposing Aug. 24 to be dedicated to the memory of Kobe Bryant, and all that he brought to Orange County community, which to (sic) strive to live by his words of encouraging those around us to never give up on their dreams. The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.

Another day to celebrate Kobe Bryant

  • Nike will honor Kobe Bryant with “Mamba Week” beginning on Sunday, Aug. 23, which would have been Bryant’s 42nd birthday, ESPN reports.
  • Nike plans to release products and programming centered around Kobe Bryant for that week.