Santa Monica Pier Will Illuminate Ferris Wheel in Tribute to Kobe Bryant on ‘Kobe Bryant Day’
Santa Monica Pier will honor the enduring legacy of Los Angeles Lakers icon Kobe Bryant with a special illuminated display
Santa Monica Pier will honor the enduring legacy of Los Angeles Lakers icon Kobe Bryant with a special illuminated display on the pier’s iconic Ferris wheel on August 24, also recognized as Kobe Bryant Day.
The Ferris wheel will radiate with two luminous exhibits, featuring the messages “LA + ❤️ + 24” and “LA + ❤️ + 8,” alongside striking patterns of purple and gold, as detailed in a press release.
The Light-Up Tribute to Kobe Bryant
Santa Monica Pier will honor the memory of Kobe Bryant by illuminating its Ferris wheel on August 24, known as Kobe Bryant Day. The display will showcase two light presentations: “LA + ❤️ + 24” and “LA + ❤️ + 8,” complemented by captivating purple and gold patterns. Visitors can view this touching tribute from 7:30 p.m. until midnight on the designated day.
Kobe Bryant, an Iconic Legacy
Kobe Bryant, a prominent figure in the NBA for over two decades with the Los Angeles Lakers, achieved an illustrious career marked by five NBA championships. Revered as one of the greatest basketball players in history, Bryant’s impact resonates far beyond the court.
Remembering Kobe Bryant and the Tragic Crash
In 2020, a heartbreaking incident took the lives of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others as they were en route to a basketball game at the Mamba Academy in Thousand Oaks via helicopter. The aircraft crashed into a hillside, resulting in the loss of all passengers on board.
Global Mourning and Remembrance
The devastating crash sent shockwaves worldwide, uniting countless individuals in mourning and remembrance of Kobe Bryant and the other victims. Their enduring memory continues to be cherished by fans, athletes, and communities alike.