Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving thinks the NBA’s logo needs an update. Irving posted an image on Instagram on Wednesday proposing the league modify its logo to honor Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant.
Irving added his thinking to the post, saying “Gotta Happen, idc what anyone says. BLACK KINGS BUILT THE LEAGUE.”
Bryant’s widow, Vanessa Bryant, is energetic about the thought. She shared Irving’s image of the logo, saying “love this. @KyrieIring.”
The current NBA logo is designed according to Jerry West — a Hall of Fame guard who spent all 14 periods of his career with the Lakers. West — who is white — joined the Los Angeles Clippers as an executive board member in 2017.
West has talked about changing the logo before, and is receptive to the thought.
Changing the NBA logo to a silhouette of Bryant is definitely not a novel thought. In the days following Bryant’s death in a helicopter crash, various individuals proposed the league honor Bryant with another logo.
All things considered, it’s most likely not going to occur. Following Bryant’s death, the NBA apparently didn’t have any desire to feature an individual player in its logo. Regardless of Alan Siegel, who planned the league’s present logo, conceding he demonstrated the logo after West, the NBA has never recognized the logo is intended to be a particular player. The league supposedly doesn’t have any desire to feature a particular player in its logo since it is difficult to pick one individual.
A case could be made for Bryant — yet it could likewise be made for Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, Bill Russell and numerous others. That was the league’s position following Bryant’s demise. It’s probably not going to change now, regardless of whether Irving isn’t the only current player who might support the thought.