Even Justin Bieberpushed for the change. But, as time passed, the voices calling for change quieted down. Maybe Kyrie will get everyone talking again?!
As for Jerry West, the current NBA legend featured in the logo, he’s previously said he’s open for the league to switch it up.
In fact, Alan Siegel, who created the logo back in 1969 told Newsweek he’d be cool with a change as well.
“I’m really proud of the logo, it’s been something that’s been recognized around the world, but if the current players want to recognize someone that’s made a difference, like Kobe, and if the commissioner wanted to do so, I would support it.”
So, really … everyone seems on board with a switch.
The league did implement some changes around the league to honor Kobe — renaming the All-Star Game MVP trophy after him … as well as changing the game’s scoring format to include his #24.