Kobe Bryant, story teller. That’s what a new mural dedicated to the LA Lakers is honoring. Located just steps away from the Dolby Theater where the Academy Awards are held, the mural depicts Kobe Bryant kissing his Oscar after his historic 2018 win for Best Animated Short Film. The artist, Brian Peterson, hopes it will inspire people to “carry on” Kobe’s legacy. Vanessa Bryant, Kobe’s widow, visited Peterson while he was painting the mural and gave her personal approval.