IRVINE (CBSLA) – A new tribute to Kobe Bryant and the fallen members of Team Mamba is now on display at Great Park in Irvine.
The park’s signature giant orange hot air balloon is now adorned with the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Academy logo. The logo is surrounded by Bryant’s numbers, 24 and 8, and his daughter Gianna’s number, 2. The other numbers around the logo are Alyssa Altobelli’s 5 and Payton Chester’s 14.READ MORE: Crews Working To Contain Casitas Fire Burning Near Ojai
Also included on the balloon are the initials of their coach, Christina Mauser.READ MORE: LA County Business Owners Anticipate COVID Restrictions Lifting Tuesday
The five people honored on the balloon were among the nine people killed in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26 in Calabasas on their way to a youth basketball tournament. In the wake of the tragedy, murals and other public tributes to the Lakers legend and the rest of the victims appeared around Los Angeles and across the world.MORE NEWS: Luxury Vacations Are State's Latest COVID Vaccine Incentives
Rides on the balloon are free from Thursday, Feb. 20, through Sunday, Feb. 23.