As if he hasn’t already made history with his impressive basketball feats throughout the years, Kobe Bryant added to his legacy Saturday as he became the first athlete to have is hands immortalized on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
“I feel like I’ve grown up in this city, and we’ve had a lot of ups and downs, but here we are: five championships, plenty more to go, and I just feel extremely honored to be able to do this,” said the L.A. Laker.
The tourist attraction in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre is normally reserved for entertainers in the music, TV, film or radio industry. Although Kobe doesn’t fit into any of those categories and denies having aspirations to act, he does entertain on the court.
The honor was bestowed upon Kobe during NBA All-Star Weekend and Black History Month.
The slab of cement includes Kobe’s signature, handprints and a cast of the Nikes he wore.
Kobe can add this to his long list of noteworthy accolades, including his five NBA Championship rings and one Olympic gold medal.
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-Tracy L. Scott