On a fateful and foggy morning last year, retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, along with everyone else on-board, died as in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. The 20-season veteran had played his entire professional career with the Los Angeles Lakers, but his performance and charisma garnered him fans worldwide. Bryant’s sudden death shocked millions, with an outpouring of condolences and memorials, including an overwhelming number of murals in cities across the globe.
To mark the first anniversary of Kobe’s passing, here is a selection of some of the best murals honoring the 18-time All-Star from around Los Angeles and around the world.
Madrid, Spain Artist: David Barrera
Taipei, Taiwan. Artist: Fleksone
Milhouse, France. Artist: Poti
Rome, Italy. Artist: piskv
Indore, India. Artist: Stanlee_Graffiti
Costa Mesa, California. Artist: Tyke
Pembroke Park, Florida. Artist: Yost Studio
Boyle Heights, Los Angeles. Artist: @downtowndaniel
Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles. Artist: JC Ro
Fairfax, Los Angeles. Artist: Levi Ponce
Arts District, Los Angeles. Artist: Royyal Dog
RIP Gigi, Mamba