Late basketball icon Kobe Bryant has been named by The Television Academy as the recipient of the 72nd Los Angeles Area Emmy Governors Award.
The honor recognizes Bryant’s legacy of philanthropy, community building, and inspiration that went beyond the basketball court.
The Emmy Governors Award is given to an individual, company, or organization that has made an outstanding, innovative, and visionary achievement in the arts, sciences, or management of television, as well as a notable contribution to the greater Los Angeles area.
Kobe Bryant, who was a Lakers player, was nominated for the posthumous honor by Spectrum SportsNet. His career saw him clinch five championships as a perennial all-star.
Bryant championed several worthy causes after retiring from basketball, becoming an ambassador for women’s basketball and a mentor and youth advocate. He also raised awareness of homelessness in L.A.
The Los Angeles Area Governors Award will be presented at the 72nd Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards which be streamed on Saturday, July 18, 2020.
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