Philadelphia Eagles Pay Tribute to Kobe Bryant with New Mural

Kobe Bryant in 2010. Photo by Joe Toth/REX/Shutterstock (8525481bg)

The Philadelphia Eagles have unveiled a new mural at their practice facility that pays tribute to the late basketball player Kobe Bryant.

The NovaCare Complex’s new wall art features three pictures of Bryant: one in his Los Angeles Lakers uniform, one in an Eagles uniform, and one in a Lower Merion High School uniform, the local school that Bryant attended as a teenager.

The centerpiece of the mural is a list of “Kobe’s 10 Rules,” which the NBA legend preached whenever asked about what it takes to succeed, in sports or otherwise.

Bryant was a Philadelphia native and a life-long Eagles supporter. After spending some of his earlier childhood years abroad, Bryant returned to the area and gained national attention at Lower Merion High School, where he was a starter on the varsity basketball team during his freshman year.

The five-time NBA champion and 18-time All-Star died in a helicopter crash in January.

Philadelphia’s newly-signed star defensive back Darius Slay recently announced that he would be wearing No. 24 this year in honor of Bryant.