- A group of Filipino fans created a huge mural of Gianna and Kobe Bryant
- They said it was their way of paying homage to the basketball legend for inspiring them
- The artists created the mural at a covered court of a tenement housing in Taguig City
Filipino basketball fans decided to channel their sadness over the
tragic passing of Kobe Bryant into something creative and truly impressive.
As social media was flooded with messages and words of tributes to honor Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, a group of Pinoy fans decided to go an extra mile. They created a huge mural of Bryant and Gianna at a covered court of a tenement housing in Taguig City.
The artists who created the special mural wanted to give homage to a basketball legend who inspired many of them to love the game. They said it took them a whole day to paint the mural.
Mike Swift, who is also known as Mr. Pinoy Hoops said it was a tribute to honor Kobe and his contributions.
He said, “Nagbibigay tribute, nagbibigay respeto at pagmamahal para sa isang extraordinary, one of a kind athlete, arguably the best to ever play the game of basketball, Kobe Bryant.”
Another avid fan of Bryant and artist who helped create the mural was Keno Alcantara. He said he wanted Bryant’s memories to li
ve on despite his passing. He said, “Gusto namin maalala yung mga memories about kay Kobe. Siyempre mahal ng mga Pilipino si Kobe Bryant.”
Part of their tribute was the lighting of candles in solidarity with the rest of the world who are mourning for Bryant’s untimely demi
Netizens online were impressed with the artwork. A netizen said, “Ganda grabe! Kung noon pa iyan ginawa para sana ma-appreciate ni Kobe but nonetheless your artwork is AWESOME. God bless po.”