The Television Academy right now has named basketball legend Kobe Bryant as the recipient of the 72nd Los Angeles Space Emmy Governors Award, recognizing his legacy of philanthropy, community making and inspiration that extended further than the basketball court docket.
The award is introduced to an person, enterprise or group that has made an outstanding, modern, and visionary achievement in the arts, sciences or management of television, as properly as a significant contribution to the bigger Los Angeles place.
Lakers legend Bryant was nominated for the posthumous honor by Spectrum SportsNet. He was a perennial all-star and gained 5 championships about his 20-calendar year vocation. He died in a helicopter crash in January.
After retiring from the Lakers, Bryant championed a number of deserving results in and significant problems, starting to be an ambassador for women’s basketball, a mentor and youth advocate, and lifted recognition of homelessness in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Region Governors Award will be offered during the 72nd Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards streaming Saturday night, July 18, 2020, at 7 PM PT at Emmys.com.