Nike Zoom Kobe 1 used in Kobe Bryant’s iconic 81-point game is immortalized in the statue unveiled by the Los Angeles Lakers
While everyone was waiting for the inauguration of the statue of Kobe Bryant out of Crypto.com Arenawe received unexpected news: it is only the first of three different statues that celebrate the legend of Los Angeles Lakers. One will commemorate the second half of his career, during which he wore the number ’24’ and won two championships alongside Pau Gasol. Another will be together with her beloved daughter Gianna “Gigi” Bryant. These two will follow the statue unveiled this past Thursday, the 8th, commemorating the first half of his career using the number “8” and the culmination of that part of his journey – his 81-point game.
The statue is a direct postage of his iconic performance on January 22, 2006 against the Toronto Raptors. At the end of the game, Bryant walked off the court holding his bandaged right index finger as the crowd recognized his achievement. Standing, what would become known as Nike Zoom Kobe 1 ‘81 points’.