Visit these 50 Kobe Bryant murals, mapped throughout Southern California

first_imgPrevious1. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 8906 Reseda Blvd on the back (east) wall of Collective Lifestyle in the parking alley in Northridge. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)2. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 6454 Lankershim Blvd in North Hollywood on the side (north) wall of Vorouj Appliances facing Hamlin St. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer) SoundThe gallery will resume inseconds3. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 5745 Tujunga Ave in North Hollywood on the front wall wall of A&S Liquors store. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)4. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 4420 W Victory Blvd in Burbank on the side (west) wall of Nelson’s Liquor facing N. Clybourn Ave. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)5. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 174 W Verdugo Ave. in Burbank on the west (side) wall of an unmarked building. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)6. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 2200 N Soto Street in Los Angeles on the south (side) wall of The Village Mart. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)7. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at at 4949 District Blvd. in Vernon on the South wall of Tipsy Inc. facing District Blvd. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)8. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 3429 Union Pacific Ave. in Los Angeles on the west (side) wall of GoPar Auto Repair. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)9. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 3007 E 4th St. in Los Angeles on the east (side) wall of Boyle Heights Kutz barber shop. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)10. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 1430 East Cesar E Chavez Avenue in Los Angeles on the east (side) wall of Liz Beauty Salon facing Warren St. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)11. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 800 E 4th St. in Los Angeles on the north wall of The Container Yard facing E. 4th St. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)12. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 1734 E Washington Blvd in Los Angeles on the east wall of an unmarked building. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)13. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 2101 San Pedro St. in Los Angeles on the north wall of the building facing E. 21st St. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)14. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 1361 S Main St. in Los Angeles on the south wall of Jimmy Jam T-shirts facing W. 14th St. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)15. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 1318 S Figueroa St. in Los Angeles on the back wall in the alley behind Valet Parking Service facing the convention center.(Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)16. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 400 W Pico Blvd in Los Angeles on the east wall of Hard Core Fitness facing S. Grand Ave. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)17. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 709 Olive Unit A in Los Angeles on the wall of the lounge inside Higher Livin Smoke Shop. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)18. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 2377 W Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles on the south wall of the 7-Eleven facing W. Pico Blvd.(Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)19. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 13515 Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)20. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 1600 Argyle Ave in Los Angeles on the south wall of The Argyle, facing Selma Ave. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)21. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 11459 Ventura Blvd in Studio City on the south wall of VEM Exotic Rentals facing Ventura Blvd. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)22. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 8495 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood on the east wall of The Pink Dot, facing the side parking lot. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)23. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 7829 Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles on the front wall of Sorella Boutique facing Melrose Ave. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)24. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 7767 Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles on the west wall of Sportie LA in parking lot. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)25. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 7768 Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)26. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 7753 Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)27. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 7725 Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles on west wall of Shoe Palace facing North Genesee Ave. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)28. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 7701 Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles on the east wall of World of Vintage T-Shirts facing N. Spaulding Ave. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)29. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 100 N La Brea Ave. in Los Angeles on the south wall of Custom Auto Craft facing W 1st. St. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)30. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 519 S Fairfax Ave in Los Angeles on the front wall of building facing S. Fairfax Ave. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)31. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 1251 South La Brea Ave in Los Angeles. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)32. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 5325 W Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles on the front wall of City Spa & Health Center facing W. Pico Blvd. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)33. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 5412 W Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles on the front wall of Euro Spec Motoring building facing Pico Blvd. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)34. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 4566 Pickford St. in Los Angeles on the side wall of Pickford Market facing Vinyard Ave. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)35. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 2450 S La Cienega Blvd. in Los Angeles. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)36. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 490 N Beverly Dr. in Beverly Hills on the north wall of Alfred Coffee Beverly Hills building facing Santa Monica Blvd. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)37. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 12430 Washington Blvd. in Los Angeles. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)38. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at the Ocean Front Walk in Venice near Windward Ave. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)39. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 10 Washington Blvd in Venice.(Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)40. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 1005 W Century Blvd. in Los Angeles. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)41. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 1511 E 103rd St. in Los Angeles(Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)42. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 1053 Aviation Blvd. in Manhattan Beach. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)43. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 22505 Crenshaw Blvd. in Torrance. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)44. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 2064 Pacific Coast Hwy in Lomita.(Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)45. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 3390 Orange Ave. in Signal Hill. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)46. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 1600 Cherry Ave. in Long Beach.(Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)47. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 219 E 4th St. in Santa Ana. (Photo by Jeff Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)A mural honors the late Los Angeles Laker great Kobe Bryant in Costa Mesa. On Monday night, Feb. 24, 2020, the Riverside African-American Historical Society will host a candlelight vigil in downtown Riverside in Bryant’s honor.(File photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)49. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 3100 East Coast Hwy in Corona Del Mar.(Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)50. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 1294 S Coast Hwy in Laguna Beach.(Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)1. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 8906 Reseda Blvd on the back (east) wall of Collective Lifestyle in the parking alley in Northridge. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)NextShow Caption1 of 501. A mural honoring Kobe Bryant can be seen at 8906 Reseda Blvd on the back (east) wall of Collective Lifestyle in the parking alley in Northridge. (Photo by Yasmin Goertzen, Contributing Photographer)ExpandOur journey was more than 500 miles and took two days to complete.We started at 5 a.m. on a Tuesday in Northridge and continued the following Sunday, ending in Laguna Beach.I’m a #GirlDad, so I took my daughter. Yasmin, 21, may not share my passion for basketball, but we share a passion for art. We’re both artists.The death of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others in a Jan. 26 helicopter crash in Calabasas had a profound effect on not only our family, but we saw firsthand how it affected the Southern California community as we learned of the dozens of murals popping up on building walls throughout the region. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersAlthough our schedules would never permit us to paint a mural together in his honor, we did the next best thing: We visited nearly all of those we learned about, 50 to be exact. Because of traffic and time, we stayed just a couple minutes at each mural. My daughter navigated with the GPS while I drove.Finding each mural was like a scavenger hunt. The excitement built as we approached each site looking for the sometimes hard-to-spot prize.We were amazed, not only with the talent, creativity and emotion expressed in each mural, but also their sizes. One mural measured roughly 1,200 square feet. To fully appreciate such massive and amazing artwork in such limited time was impossible.But there was a reward. The further we got into our journey, the more we enjoyed the time together to reflect on our relationship and admire the love and bond that Kobe and Gigi had. As Yasmin appreciated, the murals weren’t just about Kobe.“They didn’t just focus on his career and how good he was at playing basketball. They also focused on the relationship he had with his daughter,” she said. “At this age, I sometimes forget how lucky I am to have loving parents and to be surrounded by that.”Each mural told an emotional story. And as a father, the emotions that welled up inside were strong.The legacy that Kobe left for his children, the deep admiration that Gigi had for her father and the passion they shared together for basketball is an inspiration for any father. The murals captured that.“People need to stop and appreciate more who they have around them, because you never know when they can be taken away from you,” Yasmin said. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Tom Juma ‘not afraid’ of AFC Leopards responsibility

first_img0Shares0000The former Kenyan international who has previously worked with Administration Police and Muhoroni Youth says he is optimistic the club will rise despite finding them struggling at 12th spot on the Kenyan Premier League table. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 30 – Stand-in AFC Leopards head coach Tom Juma says he is not afraid of the huge responsibility ahead of him as he takes over the job with the 13-time champions on caretaker basis until the end of the season.The former Kenyan international who has previously worked with Administration Police and Muhoroni Youth says he is optimistic the club will rise despite finding them struggling at 12th spot on the Kenyan Premier League table. “Pressure will always be there and you don’t have to be afraid of anything. It is a big challenge and as a coach, I love big challenges. I will do my best to ensure that this team performs because they have the ability to do so. I know we are not in a good position at the moment, but we will pick,” Juma said.He takes over from Dorian Marin who might go down as the shortest serving Ingwe coach ever, having led the team for only two weeks. Differences between the Romanian and fellow technical bench members as well as some players saw him leave the club barely before signing a contract.Leopards have not won in eight domestic league matches and Juma knows only too well the expectations on them when they face Kariobangi Sharks on Saturday afternoon in Nakuru.“This is a big club and a big brand and it comes with demands. The best thing is to ensure the boys play relaxed and that is the biggest thing we have worked on this week. We have tried to ease the pressure off them and insisted we have to play relaxed,” Juma added.Ingwe comes up against a high flying Sharks that has been unbeaten over the same number of matches they have been struggling to get wins in.AFC Leopards Fans try to push their team on during the 1-1 draw with Zoo Kericho at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on May 15, 2017. PHOTO/ Raymond MakhayaJuma has his own measure of respect for the Premier League new boys, but insists he will be bumping his side up for three points.“The league is very tough this time and no team should be taken for granted. Kariobangi Sharks is a good team having watched them and their run speaks as much. But we need to go out there to get a win at all costs because it is high time we start winning matches,” added the coach.AFC Leopards will be without winger Allan Katterega who is nursing an ankle injury while left back Marcus Abwao is out with a knee injury, both picked up during the Super Cup in Dar es Salaam three weeks ago.But Juma and his technical bench will have a huge field to choose from with all but one of their new signings training with the club for the entire week. Burundian Alex Kitenge arrived in the country early Friday afternoon and will join training next week.“They have shown some good competitiveness in training and I think all of them have shown that they are ready to start on Saturday. We have a very good squad and that gives me confidence that we will do great things,” added Juma.AFC re-signed midfielder Musa Mudde from Bandari while Keziron Kizito touched down from Ugandan side Vipers, Victor Majid from Chemelil Sugar, former Thika United striker Ray Odhiambo and Aziz Okaka from Ushuru.The big departures are that of midfielder Bernard Mang’oli who has joined Sofapaka while striker Mungai Kiongera did not renew his contract.Ghanaian forward Gilbert Fiamenyo will miss the remainder of the second leg with injury.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more