Fans Are Petitioning The NBA To Change Its Logo To Feature Kobe Bryant

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 30:  Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during a freethrow in the first half against the Houston Rockets at Staples Center on March 30, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Kobe Bryant

Fans Are Petitioning The NBA To Change Its Logo To Feature Kobe Bryant

It all started with a tweet from a former player.

Published 4 weeks ago

Written by Paul Meara

Following Kobe Bryant’s sudden and tragic passing, people have been mourning his death, but also, finding ways to honor the Laker great.

The NBA has already lifted a rule that bars former players from being inducted into the Hall of Fame for five years after their career and will include Bryant in its 2020 class. Now, some fans want to make Kobe the face of the NBA.

Last night, former NBA star Jamal Crawford tweeted, “Kobe has to be the new NBA logo….” and it picked up steam very quickly.

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A Change.com petition was created shortly afterward, stating, "With the untimely and unexpected passing of the great Kobe Bryant please sign this petition in an attempt to immortalize him forever as the new NBA Logo."

That petition has since received nearly a million signatures as of Monday night. The petition’s creator, Nick M, has since responded to the outpouring of support. 

"The support on this petition has been out of this WORLD,” he wrote, in part. “I want to deeply thank everybody who contributed through signing and donating to the petition. When I started this I didn't expect much to come out of it my goal was 100 signatures at best.”

People also went back to Twitter and have already created their version of the famous logo featuring Kobe. See below:

Photo: Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images

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