STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — About a month ago, CBS2/KCAL9 designated former NFL star and Sports Director Jim Hill to gather signatures of sports icons for the CBS2-branded Golden Helmet in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl.
The journey began with a Los Angeles super hero, whose career has entered its final days: Kobe Bryant.
Bryant was the first to place his signature on the pristine helmet and was followed by other Lakers legends, including Shaquille O’Neal.
Then, it was back a few generations as Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and James Worthy also signed.
Not to be forgotten was the man who put all those great teams together, the NBA logo, Jerry West.
Even Lakers president and part-owner Jeanie Buss was more than happy to join in on the fun.
The Clippers took some props as well with Chris Paul and Blake Griffin adding to the parade.
From there, the helmet hit the ice in search of three Kings: Luc Robitaille, Anze Kopitar, and Wayne Gretzky.
From the ice and to the ropes, Hill and the helmet had to go the distance, but it paid off with the addition of signatures from Oscar De La Hoya and Sugar Ray Leonard.
Marcus Allen, Eric Dickerson, and Jim Brown also signed the helmet and Rams owner Stan Kroenke couldn’t pass up his chance, either.
Others to have signed included Dodger announcer Vin Scully and Clayton Kershaw.
The Golden Helmet is expected to be auctioned off during the 39th annual awards gala benefiting the Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Orange County/Inland Empire.
Hill’s two-month journey gathering the iconic signatures was documented in this photo gallery.