Kobe Bryant will forever be remembered as one of the best basketball players to have ever stepped foot inside the world of professional basketball. It has been two years since the world lost Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in a tragic helicopter crash and many people still have a hard time accepting his demise.
The late basketball legend’s wife Vanessa Bryant had filed a lawsuit against the helicopter company involved in the fatal crash that killed her husband and daughter. The lawsuit was also finally settled last year.
According to TMZ Sports, in spite of the construction of a temporary Kobe and Gigi Bryant statue this week at the site of their tragic helicopter crash, a proper memorial statue will not be built at the site.
City of Calabasas officials told stated that they have “no plans for any sort of memorial at the crash site.” A spokesperson for the Mountains Recreation Conservation Authority, which oversees the site of the tragic crash, added that there is to be “no permanent memorial on the site.”
While this does not mean a memorial statue won’t be put in the future, there are no plans of doing it anytime soon. This is sad for those who wanted to see a statue made, especially after a 160-pound one was placed on the scene by sculptor Dan Medina on the anniversary of the crash on Wednesday.