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Orange County Declares August 24 as Kobe Bryant Day

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The unexpected death of basketball legend Kobe Bryant in January devastated the world. In an unpleasant helicopter crash that happened on January 26, eight lives were taken way too soon. In hopes to allow his honor to reign on, Orange County has decided to give him his own day.

Bryant’s playing numbers were 8 and 24, which makes August 24 the perfect date. A voting process took place and was agreed upon with flying colors. Being that his birthday is August 23, the following day will be even more significant.

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Chairwoman Michelle Steel made several remarks in regard to Bryant’s character. She said he was a “treasured member of our community” and “inspired so many men and women to pursue their dreams and never give up.”

His day can be expected to be filled with several memorable moments and thoughtful gestures from his millions of fans.

Lawrencia Grose is a southern native who loves everything entertainment and anything revolved around black excellence! She loves writing, graphic design, and hopes to work in the media industry when she graduates.

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