Magic has one. So do Kareem and Jerry West, and Shaq just got one, too. Even Chick Hearn has a statue at Staples Center! The Lakers need a Kobe statue ASAP, and here are five classic poses they could choose from.
Getty ImagesChristian Petersen
This is the stroke with which Kobe Bryant scored 33,643 points for the Lakers — that ranks third in NBA history — and delivered countless daggers. Immortalize it.
That's how many rings Kobe won for the franchise, which he reminded everyone after the Lakers won Game 7 of the 2010 Finals against the Celtics.
That's what Kobe had more of than almost anyone he played with or against. He reminded everyone about it after hitting the game winner in overtime of Game 4 against the Suns in the 2006 playoffs.
What would Laker fans love more than a statue of Kobe smashing on someone? Kobe smashing on Dwight Howard, which he did here in 2004.
Andrew D. Bernstein
The tongue wag
OK, this is more of a Jordan thing. But we had to include this shot after Kobe was basically turned into a statue with golden goop at the Nickelodeon Awards.