Staples Center now resides on the corner of Chick Hearn Ct. and Kobe Bryant Blvd.
Kobe is being honored Monday in Los Angeles and Orange counties, just one day after what would have been his 42nd birthday.
Los Angeles renaming street that holds Lakers championship parades to Kobe Bryant Blvd
Los Angeles City Council president Herb J. Wesson announced the change in a post on his Twitter account on Monday, Aug. 24 (8/24, Kobe Bryant Day).
“This is a gift to the City of Los Angeles and to all the Kobe Bryant fans around the world,” Price said in a statement. “LA streets will rise in honor of the ‘King of LA.’”
Staples Center is often given the moniker the “House that Kobe built” because it opened in 1999, just a few years into Bryant’s career.