Kobe Bryant has brought the city of Los Angeles five NBA championships and more clutch baskets than one can remember to the full extent. It’s only fitting that the city is now going to recognize Kobe in an illustrious ceremony as Bryant will become the first athlete to be recognized at the world renowned Grauman’s Chinese Theater. Kobe, like the celebrity stars among the glitz and glamor of Hollywood, will have his foot and hands imprinted over All-Star weekend.

We have all the details in the following press release regarding the ceremony.


KOBE BRYANT SET TO BE THE FIRST ATHLETE TO HAVE A HAND AND FOOTPRINT CEREMONY AT HOLLYWOOD’S LEGENDARY GRAUMAN’S CHINESE THEATER CEREMONY AND STAR STUDDED AFTER PARTY TO TAKE PLACE, AS PART OF THE 2011 NBA ALL STAR WEEKEND EVENTS IN LOS ANGELES

Los Angeles (January 20, 2011)‐Legendary Los Angeles Lakers’ shooting guard Kobe Bryant is set to become the first athlete to have a hand and footprint ceremony at the world renowned Grauman’s Chinese Theater on February 19, 2011. The ceremony will take place during the City of Los Angeles’ hosting of the NBA All Star Weekend festivities and will be followed later that evening with a lavish star studded gala event for Bryant, 1,200 VIP guests and select members of the public.

To be a part of such elite company is a tremendous honor. I’m proud to be the first athlete to be recognized,” stated Bryant.

Jeru Tillman of Southfield Village Entertainment stated, “Today’s athletes are among the best known and most talented entertainers in the world. We are pleased Kobe will be honored for the many years of enjoyment he has given us on the basketball court.”

Mr. Bryant has been named Most Valuable Player of the NBA finals for the past two years, and has won five NBA championships in his career. He has twice been the NBA scoring champion and was part of the gold medal winning U.S.A. Basketball Men’s National Team at the 2008 Olympics.Throughout his 14‐year career, Mr. Bryant has become a pillar in the world wide philanthropic community specifically dealing with children’s charities. He has enjoyed a long relationship with St. Jude’s Hospital, After School All Stars, The Boys & Girls Club of America and has granted more wishes than any other NBA athlete to children with life threatening medical conditions via the Make–A‐Wish Foundation. Through his Kobe Bryant Family Foundation and the Kobe China Fund, he has sponsored Hispanic and African American children with scholarships, leadership grants and cultural exchanges allowing them to learn Mandarin and martial arts as well as donated for the relief efforts of victims of the Schezuan earthquake.

Mr. Bryant will join over 200 stars including Marilyn Monroe, Brad Pitt, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Will Smith, Harrison Ford and John Wayne who have had their hand and footprint ceremonies.

Contact: Courtney Barnes, The Courtney Barnes Group, courtneybarnespr@gmail.com or 323-466-9300.

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/kableman/ KableMan

    Congrats Kobe!

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/ylli24/ Ylli24

    I wash i could be there! Congrats to my man KOBE!!

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/tina/ Yi Ting Lee

    The first one!!great Kobe!!

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/dlo5678/ Diego Lopez

    Congrats Kobe. Very deserving.

  • pamkb24

    congratulations kobe!

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/heavee/ Heavee

    Congrat KOBE for this and vs denver

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/vixenfairy70/ Vixen Bojador

    congratulations! you deserve it! (“,)

  • 24kamy

    Congratz Kobe :D ! You ‘re the B-E-S-T !!

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/vikas/ vikas

    proud to be your fan, and to be a member of this kb24 family…..

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/marianathania/ Maria Bryant ♥

    CONGRATULATION MY MAN FOR MVP !! :D D

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/kb24chitown/ Alex

    Your the BEST KOBE!! Congrats!!!

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/frotti/ Frotti

    Only the best can get this!

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/mattsanta/ mattsanta

    Congrats Kobe, what an honor!

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/kb1524/ The Black Mamba’s clone

    Wow! “THE FIRST ATHLETE TO HAVE A HAND AND FOOTPRINT CEREMONY” … That’s so awesome…Keep going, KB …Congratulations!!!!! :D .. Greetings from Dominican Republic :D … P.S. This is the country where KB24 has the MOST fans in the whole world so we invite you to come and hope to see you here soon.

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/gmf86/ Gilbert Florida Jr.

    Congrats Kobe!! You deserve it men!

  • vivwang

    DEFINITELY GOING! CONGRATS KOBE (: you’re the bestt!!

  • fatima

    Congrats, Kobe! Proud of you.

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/classic/ so russian

    at last

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/kobeschica/ Kobes Chica

    :o

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/lakers8/ Wellsg

    Yes sa!!

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/carpediem24/ Petra Findrik

    This is so cool!!! Congrats :D

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/nhodzky/ nhodzky

    Congrats Kobe..Go get our three-peat

  • ajla24

    congrats KOBE!!!! you’re the BEST

  • bryant1028

    congrats KOBE~ I wish I can be L.A. this year for the all star game~

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/kobrix24/ kobrix24

    cool kobe..