NBA fan Nick M. started a petition to change the NBA logo to Kobe Bryant, replacing Jerry West – a legendary Los Angeles Lakers player. The petition that started Sunday night has gained more than 1.9 million signatures as of Tuesday. Change.org shared that celebrities such as Snoop Dogg, Justin Bieber, and Vanessa Hudgens have also signed the petition.
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“Wow. I truly cannot express this, the support from you guys has been overwhelmingly amazing…I want to thank everyone who has contributed to this petition and made it possible,” Nick M. said in a press release. “All of this is for Kobe! I wish Kobe was still here and I never had to make this petition to begin with. But sadly that isn’t the case, my condolences go out to the Bryant family and everyone who was involved in this accident.”
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According to Change.org managing director Michael Jones, the petition was the fastest growing on the site. It was the first to reach more than 1 million signatures this year. “As the world comes to terms with the death of someone as famous and well-known as Kobe Bryant, Nick has given basketball fans an outlet to create a permanent memory of someone who made history in the NBA,” Jones said.
The petition now has more than 2,700,000 signatures as of this writing.