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Over a million fans have signed a petition asking the NBA to update their logo in honor of the late Kobe Bryant, who died Sunday in a helicopter crash.
The current NBA logo features the silhouette of basketball great Jerry West, who, like Kobe, played for the Lakers. It’s been in use since 1969.
The Change.org petition, which was created by a Nick M., simply reads, “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.”
The petition offers a mockup of the potential new design that features Bryant’s silhouette.
Celebrities like Snoop Dogg, Meek Mill, Justin Bieber and others quickly voiced support of the petition on social media Monday.
Usher shared the reimagined NBA logo to Instagram on Monday and wrote, “Couldn’t be a better time or all around athlete and person for it.” He also included the trending hashtag #changethelogo, which was echoed by Bieber in his own tribute post.
Snoop also shouted out the NBA on Monday and urged them to “do what’s right,” which earned supportive remarks from Adam Levine and Vanessa Hudgens. Meanwhile, Meek rallied fans to keep signing the ongoing petition.
Despite collecting multiple signatures, the NBA has not responded to it.
Out of respect for Bryant’s sudden passing, the Lakers postponed their Tuesday night game against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Other teams, like the Miami Heat, held moments of silence before their Monday night matches. In addition, players across the NBA honored the late Lakers legend on the basketball court by writing Bryant’s jersey number or other tributes to him on their sneakers and jerseys.
Bryant, 41, along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others perished in a Sunday helicopter crash in California.
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