LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles City Council has declared Wednesday as Kobe Bryant Day in Los Angeles as a way of thanking him “For his single-minded dedication to excellence, the fans and the entire city and the region.” The date, 8-24, commemorates the two uniform numbers he wore during his legendary career.

Bryant, who won five titles and played his entire 20 years in Laker purple and gold, wore 8 for the first part of his career then switched to 24.

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Jerry West, Kobe Bryant and Del Harris at the Forum in 1997. (Photo by Juan O'Campo/ NBAE via Getty Images)

Jerry West, Kobe Bryant and Del Harris at the Forum in 1997. (Photo by Juan O’Campo/ NBAE via Getty Images)

“For 20 years, we were all the beneficiaries of Kobe’s incredible talent and legendary work ethic, and on 8-24 we’ll gather to say, ‘Thank you, Mamba,’” Councilman José Huizar said.

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The event will take place at Los Angeles City Hall at 10 a.m.

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 12: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers leaves the court following his team's victory over the Denver Nuggets in Game Seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – Kobe Bryant (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bryant will also be honored for his off-court contributions to L.A. community. Along with his wife Vanessa, the Bryants created the Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation, dedicated to improving the lives of youth and families in need.

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