The Eagles have paid tribute to the late, great Kobe Bryant by putting up a mural at their team’s practice facility. Bryant, who was born in Philadelphia and was a massive Eagles fan, played his high school basketball at Lower Merion in Ardmore, PA before being drafted 13th overall in 1996.
Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jefferey was the first to show off the mural on his Instagram story, which features three different photos of Bryant. One of the photos shows him in an Eagles jersey, the other in a Lower Merion jersey, and the other being him in his Lakers jersey.
Kobe grew up an Eagles fan, so the team honored him at their practice facility 🙏 pic.twitter.com/83c2EKXoKM
— League Alerts (@LeagueAlerts) July 27, 2020
The mural isn’t just three photos of Bryant, it also lists off his ’10 rules.’
- GET BETTER EVERY SINGLE DAY
- PROVE THEM WRONG
- WORK ON YOUR WEAKNESSES
- EXECUTE WHAT YOU PRACTICED
- LEARN FROM GREATNESS
- LEARN FROM WINS & LOSSES
- PRACTICE MINDFULNESS
- BE AMBITIOUS
- #BELIEVE IN YOUR TEAM
- LEARN STORYTELLING
Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven other passengers tragically passed away in a helicopter crash on January 26. The Laker great and father of four girls was just 41-years-old.