Iconic mural of Kobe Bryant and daughter ordered to be removed

The painting depicting Kobe Bryant and his daughter when she was a teenager has been ordered to be removed by the landlord of the building where it may be found.

The artwork depicts the Los Angeles Lakers star with his arm around his late daughter, Gianna, both of whom were two of the nine persons 

who were murdered in a helicopter crash in January 2020. Angel wings and halos are depicted around their heads in the mural as well.

The crash took place in January 2020.It dominates the entire wall on the side of Hardcore Fitness on West Pico Boulevard, which is just a few streets away from Crypto.com Arena, 

which is where the Los Angeles Lakers play their home games. It is both dominant and eye-catching. On Wednesday, Cecilia Moran, the proprietor of the fitness center,

received word from her landlord that the mural needed to be removed before the end of the month.

Moran told him that she would not do it and described it as "a piece of art that is honoring an iconic person." The reason for the removal is to make room for advertising, 

 but Moran assured him that she would not do it. She was quoted as saying, "I said I don't believe it's right." in the Los Angeles Times.

"That mural is good for advertising, and it also has a great deal of significance for the city as well as for Kobe fans. 

Therefore, I stated that I do not agree. I don't want to upset the fans, I don't want to come across as disrespectful, and I don't believe that mural should be taken down.

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