Kyrie Irving renews his call for Kobe Bryant to become new NBA logo

Following Kobe Bryant’s death last year, the NBA’s actions were swift to honor one of their greatest players and rename the All-Star Game MVP trophy in his honor.

Recently, Kyrie Irving posted an image on Instagram that depicted the league changing its logo to pay tribute to Los Angeles Lakers’ legend Kobe Bryant.

Since 1969, another legend of the Los Angeles Lakers and former NBA manager Jerry West has graced the iconic NBA logo. The current logo designer, Alan Siegel, has verified that he modeled the current logo after West

Irving’s post, which has garnered over a million “likes” on Instagram, follows calls to make Bryant the new NBA logo that had gathered steam online. 

However, with the complexities of altering a logo that has been an essential part of the NBA brand for more than 50 years, Irving’s idea may have difficulty getting a foothold in the league.



The NBA on ESPN refers to the presentation of National Basketball Association games on the ESPN family of networks. The ESPN cable network first televised NBA games from 1983 to 1984, (wikipedia)



Kobe Bryant


Kobe Bean Bryant was an American professional basketball player. A shooting guard, he spent his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association . (wikipedia)



Jerry West


Jerome Alan West is an American basketball executive and former player. He played professionally for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association . His nicknames included “Mr. (wikipedia)



career achievements by Kobe Bryant


Kobe Bryant is a shooting guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association for his entire 20-year career. Selected 13th overall by the Charlotte Hornets in the 1996 NBA draft, (wikipedia)



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