Kobe Bryant Statue Marred by Spelling Errors, Lakers Vow Fixes

March 12, 2024
Kobe Bryant Statue Marred by Spelling Errors, Lakers Vow Fixes
  • The new Kobe Bryant statue by the Crypto.com Arena contains misspellings, including errors in the box score of his 81-point game, and names like Von Wafer and Jose Calderon.

  • The Lakers have recognized the mistake and are taking steps to correct the misspellings on the statue.

  • Future statues will undergo more stringent checks to prevent similar errors, as this was part of a three-statue project honoring Bryant.

  • Created by artists Omri Amrany and Julie Rotblatt-Amrany, the statue commemorates Kobe's career-high game and includes a quote from him.

  • Two more statues are planned, including one of Kobe in his No. 24 uniform and another with his daughter Gianna, with unveiling dates yet to be announced.

  • The Lakers have not specified when the current statue's errors will be corrected, following its unveiling which coincided with a Lakers loss to the Denver Nuggets.

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