Top 8 Statue Ideas to Capture the Essence of Kobe

The “Airplane” is not a ferocious dunk, an impossible shot or a championship celebration. Instead, it’s an action that a player does following a spectacular play. It symbolizes the fact that he is soaring above everyone else in terms of greatness, and is playing at a level so high, that only a few people will ever come close to touching him.

May 29, 2010 - Phoenix, ARIZONA, UNITED STATES - epa02179532 Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant spreads his arms after scoring against the Phoenix Suns during the final seconds of game sixth of the NBA Western Conference basketball finals at the US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA 29 May 2010. The Lakers defeated the Suns 111-103 to advance to the finals to face the Boston Celtics in the NBA finals.

It’s not an often action displayed by Kobe; however, the idea of it is truly representative of the player Kobe has come to be, which is one of the NBAs all-time greats. His desire to be the best is truly epitomized by “The Airplane”.

As Kobe continues to reach greater and greater heights as an NBA player, it has become more and more apparent that he is playing on a level only known by a select few players. Is he better than Jordan? That’s debatable. Is he one of the greatest players to ever touch a basketball? Absolutely.

Shout out to Kennon Keith for suggesting this idea on the Lakers Nation’s Facebook page!

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