As Los Angeles mourns the recent loss of Kobe Bryant, the city has gained some amazing Kobe inspired murals. Artists around the city have brought the mamba mentality to their creativity with their respected visions of Kobe & Gianna Bryant. One thing that Bryant’s death has given us, is a sense of community. We always knew how strong Lakers nation was but it’s amazing to see LA come together like this. In a generation where social media is king, going to these murals and talking with fans alike has made LA feel closer than ever before.
The following will be a guide to most of the Mamba pieces around LA, so you can experience the greatness for yourself. Luckily most of them are within a 5 mile radius so you can hit them all in a day like I did!
Kobe Signature & Gigi- VEM Exotic Rentals (11459 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604)
Kobe Galaxy – Custom Auto Craft (100 N. La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA)
#8 Kobe/ Kobe & Gigi (1255 South La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA)
The Legend (7701 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA) Piece on N. Spaulding Ave Block
Kobe & Gigi (7663 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA)
Girl Dad (Pickford Market 4566 Pickford Street, Los Angeles, CA)
Frobe (Shoe Palace 7725 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA)
Champion Kobe (1318 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles CA)
All of these murals are one of a kind, just like Kobe was. What I think is great is that it shows so many different sides of the Kobe we all knew. Remember to check out Staples Center ASAP as his memory is living on around LA Live in an unforgettable way. My recommendation is to either start their or end there. It will either fuel your fire to go on this journey or end it with a champion celebration. So get out there and pay your respects, it will be an experience you will never forget.