February 28, 2024

Meralco's Bong Quinto visits brand new Kobe Bryant statue in Los Angeles

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Photo (c) @bongquinto19
It's not often that Bong Quinto gets a break from the local basketball grind. 

 

But when he does, he sure knows how to make the most of it.

 

The Meralco Bolts stalwart is a picture of bliss as he posed for a picture in front of the 19-foot bronze statue of the late, great Kobe Bryant in downtown Los Angeles.

 

 

The Lakers unveiled the statue of the five-time NBA champion, who died in a helicopter crash in January 2020, at Star Plaza outside of Crypto.com Arena on Thursday, February 8. 

 

The structure depicts the sporting legend in his No. 8 jersey with his right index finger raised, a celebration he did following his historical 81-point outing versus the Toronto Raptors in 2006. Two more Kobe statues are planned for a later date, one with the no. 24 jersey and another with Kobe's daughter Gigi.