A statue of Kobe Bryant was unveiled outside the Lakers' arena.


– The statue depicts Bryant in his Lakers jersey with his finger raised after scoring 81 points in a game.

– Bryant's wife, Vanessa, said the statue is the first of three that will be created.

– Other speakers included Lakers owner Jeanie Buss and former teammate Derek Fisher.

– Bryant died in a helicopter crash in 2020.

– He is considered a beloved icon in Los Angeles.

– The ceremony was held on the anniversary of Bryant's death.