The NBA Is Reportedly Not Interested In Changing Logo To Kobe Bryant Even After Petition Signed By Nearly 3 Million Fans

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Kobe Bryant tragically died over the weekend and fan’s wants the NBA to honor him a big way.

Not only have fans called for the league to retire his number but they also want the NBA to make Bryant the new logo.

Fans went as far to start a petition calling for the league to make Kobe the logo. That petition has currently been signed by nearly 3 million people.

Via Change.org

With the untimely and unexpected passing of the great Kobe Bryant please sign this petition in an attempt to immortalize him forever as the new NBA Logo.

Unfortunately it doesn’t seem like the league is interested in changing the logo to Kobe. Yahoo Sports’ Dan Wetzel spoke with someone within NBA circles and said the league is more interested in keeping the logo as generic as possible.

Sources familiar with the league’s thinking said there is no interest in having an individual player as its logo because there are so many who have been instrumental in the growth of the game and the NBA. Generic is better.

This makes sense considering the league has always tried to deny that Jerry West is the inspiration for the logo.