8/24 = Kobe Bryant Day.
Today, August 23rd, Kobe Bryant is celebrating his 38th birthday. Tomorrow, August 24th, Kobe Bryant and the rest of Los Angeles will be celebrating "Kobe Bryant Day."
The City Council has officially declared that 8/24, a nod to both numbers that Kobe wore during his 20-year Lakers tenure, will be a day to honor The Black Mamba's accomplishments on the court as well as his philanthropy in youth sports and homelessness in the LA community.
L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar said this of the upcoming 'holiday':
"'Kobe Bryant Day' is the City of Los Angeles' way of thanking him for his single-minded dedication to excellence, the fans and the entire City and region of Los Angeles. For 20 years, we were all the beneficiaries of Kobe’s incredible talent and legendary work ethic, and on 8-24 we’ll gather to say, 'Thank you, Mamba.'"
In addition to his birthday celebrations and the upcoming ceremony at Los Angeles City Hall, Kobe also recently launched a $100 million investment firm, so the retired life is treating him pretty, pretttty good right now.