It's Aug. 24, so that can mean only one thing: It's Kobe Bryant Day.
The Mamba was honored by the City of Los Angeles on Wednesday, and since his birthday was Tuesday, the thousands of people who showed up at L.A. City Hall sang him 'Happy Birthday.'
A birthday celebration fit for the GOAT:
Council chambers sings Happy Birthday to Kobe Bryant. pic.twitter.com/idJw6QbPUN— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) August 24, 2016
The city chose 8/24 because it represented the two jersey numbers Bryant wore during his career. How did he differentiate between the two?
"I think 24 grew to have more perspective," Bryant said. "Eight was like a racehorse: You've got the blinders on, you see one thing, you're going after it. Twenty-four, you start getting a little broad[er] perspective, you have a little more awareness."