What Should Kobe Bryant's Statue Look Like?

What Should Kobe Bryant's Statue Look Like?

Postby King of Clutch on Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:38 pm

After Kareems statue unveil, which was the sky hook, it got people thinking what Kobe's statue would look like. Espn did an article on this.
While Bryant's statue might seem preordained, the pose in which Bryant will be displayed in certainly isn't an obvious choice. I posed the question on Twitter during Abdul-Jabbar's ceremony and here are the most popular responses of what Bryant's statue should look like (along with a few of my suggestions):

• The "Kobe Face" (underbite) in Mamba mode while pumping his fist

• Standing in triple threat position, eyeing up the defender (a.k.a. the person who is observing the statue), getting ready to score

• Walking off the court with his index finger up in the air after his 81-point game

• Celebrating on the scorer's table after the Game 7 Finals win against Boston

• Shooting a fadeaway jumper

• Doing the "airplane"

• Jumping up after beating Orlando in the 2009 Finals

• Biting his jersey

• Popping his jersey

• The "Death Stare"

• The fist pump

• Screaming after the Phoenix playoff game

• Kobe with the fro guarding Kobe 24 (from @AceMoneyChi)

There were a ton of great suggestions on Twitter and no easy answer to go with. Do you go No. 24 Kobe or No. 8 Kobe? Fro or no fro? Have we already seen his statue moment or is it yet to come?

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I gotta go with number 8 kobe with the index finger after he scored 81. Don't know if that would make the best statue, but its the most iconic kobe bryant moment in my opinion. What do you guys think?
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Re: What Should Kobe Bryant's Statue Look Like?

Postby OX1947 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:40 pm

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Re: What Should Kobe Bryant's Statue Look Like?

Postby XXIV on Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:40 pm

Whenever I think of this I always see the fadeaway.
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Re: What Should Kobe Bryant's Statue Look Like?

Postby Tragic on Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:52 pm

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Re: What Should Kobe Bryant's Statue Look Like?

Postby D.B. Cooper on Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:54 pm

81pt walking to the bench finger point
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Re: What Should Kobe Bryant's Statue Look Like?

Postby 432J on Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:57 pm

D.B. Cooper wrote:81pt walking to the bench finger point
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Re: What Should Kobe Bryant's Statue Look Like?

Postby 7cody on Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:01 pm

Either the 81pt walking to the bench finger point or a reverse layup
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Re: What Should Kobe Bryant's Statue Look Like?

Postby Legendary on Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:06 pm

Probably something like this:

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Re: What Should Kobe Bryant's Statue Look Like?

Postby blakeruns on Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:07 pm

Tragic wrote:Image



this FOREVER

incorporating the tape on his index finger says everything one needs to know about the man.
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Re: What Should Kobe Bryant's Statue Look Like?

Postby Weezy on Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:10 pm

Some of those options/choices are terrible, but that's ESPN for you. I say either the fadeaway or the finger in the air after the 81 point game, that one says it all really.
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Re: What Should Kobe Bryant's Statue Look Like?

Postby Ryder Havasu on Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:16 pm

Image or Image for #8.
Image or Image for #24

Or have #24 retired inside staples with a #8 statue outside! Best of both worlds.
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Re: What Should Kobe Bryant's Statue Look Like?

Postby Battle Tested20 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:22 pm

81 point finger in the air or maybe we haven't seen his defining moment yet :man1:
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Re: What Should Kobe Bryant's Statue Look Like?

Postby OX1947 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:27 pm

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Number 8 on the statue.

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Number 24 in the rafters.
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Re: What Should Kobe Bryant's Statue Look Like?

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:43 pm

I would say it should look like him
For what it's worth, the Lakers also clinched the Pacific Division, an achievement Bryant dismissed by saying "We don't hang divisions." No, only the big NBA championship banners are considered wall-worthy for the Lakers.
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Re: What Should Kobe Bryant's Statue Look Like?

Postby GoldHammish on Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:48 pm

Tragic wrote:Image

Nothing else is even close IMO.

A little off topic, but does anyone have a really HQ copy of this picture?
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Re: What Should Kobe Bryant's Statue Look Like?

Postby lakersyunowin on Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:07 am

all this made me wanna watch again for nostalgia:
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Re: What Should Kobe Bryant's Statue Look Like?

Postby GinoDB on Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:43 am

forget about it being any non in game move, it has to be a layup or a shot.
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Re: What Should Kobe Bryant's Statue Look Like?

Postby The Rock on Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:56 am

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Re: What Should Kobe Bryant's Statue Look Like?

Postby ibeo on Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:02 am

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should be 81 finger up imho or as posted above me fall away
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Re: What Should Kobe Bryant's Statue Look Like?

Postby Tragic on Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:34 am

blakeruns wrote:
Tragic wrote:Image



this FOREVER

incorporating the tape on his index finger says everything one needs to know about the man.


Everything about it is legendary man. It has such an epic feeling to it. Imagine walking into Staples center long after Kobe is gone and walking past that. :man4:
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Re: What Should Kobe Bryant's Statue Look Like?

Postby V.V.V.V.V. on Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:44 am

Like Kobe Bryant, hopefully.
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Re: What Should Kobe Bryant's Statue Look Like?

Postby venky on Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:45 am

All I know is I hope it's the biggest statue. :jam2:
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Re: What Should Kobe Bryant's Statue Look Like?

Postby Scnottaken on Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:03 am

fkmikebrown wrote:all this made me wanna watch again for nostalgia:

It's been a while since I've seen the whole video. Wow, 12 was his LOWEST scoring quarter.
I want to hear "Beat LA" chants at a Clipper vs Laker game
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Re: What Should Kobe Bryant's Statue Look Like?

Postby Finwë on Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:08 am

GOAT?
"The first time I ever saw my uniform hanging in the locker I put it on right away, and it just felt like I was putting on golden armour. From that day forward, I just called it 'the golden armour', it just felt like there was something mystical and magical about it" - Kobe Bryant.
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Re: What Should Kobe Bryant's Statue Look Like?

Postby MC on Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:36 am

It should be of Bryant basically T-bagging an opponents big with a thunderous dunk ......

either that or the infamous death stare to scare the bejesus out of our traveling opponents.................


In all reality it will most likely be the fade or the #1 finger pointing high after the 81......... those two things are what I think of when I think of Bryant outside of titles....... that unstoppable fade on the baseline or him lighting the up the Raptors who all looked in shock as it was happening.
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