President Trump ordered to build Kobe Bryant statue

Posted January 23rd, 2021 by Martin
At the end of his term, former U.S. President Donald Trump ordered to honor basketball player Kobe Bryant in the form of a statue. Read more in this article prepared by Telecomasia.net.

Trump issued an executive order according to which the National Garden of American Heroes with monuments of prominent public figures in politics, business, culture, and sports will be opened in the United States. The full text of the document is published on the White House website.

The open-air garden will feature statues of about 200 people. Among them are NBA legend Kobe Bryant, Apple founder Steve Jobs, NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong, singer Whitney Houston, Independence War leader Benjamin Franklin, cartoonist Walt Disney, the first female aviator Amelia Earhart and many other notable figures.

Kobe Bryant died on January 26, 2020, at the age of 41. His helicopter crashed into a mountainside near Los Angeles. There were seven other passengers on board, along with the basketball player and his 13-year-old daughter. They all died.

Kobe has gone down in basketball history forever. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2020. The legendary basketball player spent his entire professional career (from 1996 to 2016) with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Bryant is a five-time NBA champion (2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010), the most valuable player in the NBA of the 2007/08 season, Olympic champion in 2008. He participated in the All-Star Games for 10 years in a row and was named MVP twice (in 2002 and 2007). Bryant also currently holds 7 NBA records unbeaten.

Statistics also prove the player’s greatness and his skill. In total, he played 1346 games. Kobe scored 33,643 (25 average per game) points, made 7047 (5.2) rebounds, did 6306 (4.7) assists, made 1944 (1.4) interceptions and set 640 (0.5) blocks.

Before retiring, in 2015, the athlete wrote a poem. It was the basis for the movie Dear Basketball, for which Bryant won an Oscar. He became an actor and screenwriter of the film.

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