- 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.