By Ricky Richardson, Contributing Writer

(Los Angeles, Ca.) – Kobe Bryant legacy lives on. Santa Ana based Artist and Muralist, Brian Peterson and Ed Murphy, General Manager, Hollywood and Highland, unveiled a large mural that honors Lakers Legend Kobe Bryant, Thursday, June 3, 2021.

(Photo by: Ricky Richardson)

The mural is located on the fourth floor terrace of the Hollywood and Highland Shopping and Entertainment Complex. It is a few yards away the iconic Dolby Theater where Kobe Bryant received the Oscar in 2018 for the animated short film “Dear Basketball.”

The mural hovers high above Hollywood Boulevard. The mural shows Bryant at the Academy Awards kissing the Oscar statue, and commemorates his five NBA Championships. Brian Peterson stated that Vanessa Bryant “loved it.”

Posters, arrows and floor signs guides visitors to the magnificent mural.

The mural was commissioned by DJM Capital Partners. Brian Peterson and his family, Ed Murphy and Hollywood and Highland staff, invited guests and media were in attendance at the unveiling ceremony.