Kobe Bryant in Hollywood Walk of Fame

MUMBAI: LA Laker star Kobe Bryant will be the first and only athlete to feature in the Hollywood Walk of Fame along with Grauman’s Chinese Theater this year.

Bryant will be honoured on 19 February before the All Star games and during the All Star NBA game weekend. That weekend will also coincide with Bryant, launching his newest short film with Nike.

Bryant, who is one of the top players in his field, has has won five NBA championships with the LA Lakers. He is in the running to surpass records set for career scoring.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame has an estimated 200 Hollywood celebrity handprints, footprints, and autographs from as early as the 1920s.

Bryant will be the second non-Hollywood related person to have their prints immortalised after American showman and creator of Grauman’s Chinese Theater Sid Grauman‘s mother.

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