Lakers Unveil Kobe Bryant Memorial Graphic on Sidelines at Staples Center

The Los Angeles Lakers honor Kobe Bryant at Staples Center
The Los Angeles Lakers honor Kobe Bryant at Staples Center | @Lakers Twitter

The Los Angeles Lakers are set to play their first home game since the death of Kobe Bryant on Friday, and they've revealed one of their plans to honor his legacy.

A logo emblazoned with Bryant's initials has been painted on the floor of the Staples Center in the Lakers' return to Los Angeles.

It's a solemn, touching tribute that fits Bryant's legacy with the team perfectly. He brought the Lakers five of their championships and quite literally helped build the team's brand at the turn of the century.

Seeing him honored with a spot on the hardwood is fitting. He's as much a part of this team's history as the floor they played on. He gave it his all every time he stepped out there, from his first game to his last.

With this graphic, it'll practically be like he's watching over every Lakers home game. His presence will help guide them as they try to recover from his sudden loss.

He contributed so much to the team, especially on this court. The Staples Center truly is the house that Kobe built.