As we previously reported the Dallas Mavericks, which is owned by Mark Cuban, retired Kobe Bryant’s jersey number 24 following the tragic helicopter accident which killed Kobe and the other eight passengers on board.
Mark Cuban now publicly states he’d be willing to support changing the NBA’s official logo from the current silhouette of the legendary Jerry West to one resembling The Black Mamba. One has to think Jerry West himself would be in support of such a change. West has a reputation as being a shrewd, calculated winner throughout his career as both a player and later as arguably the best executive the NBA has ever known. However, during a recent interview West was noticeably emotional when describing Bryant as being much more relevant than just an NBA player (find that interview here). The National Basketball Players Association also issued a statement stating one option they would be considering when they meet would be to submit to the NBA an official proposal to have the logo changed (see that here).
The petition to alter the logo has garnered over 3 million signatures. Anyone interested in signing it can find it here. Catch the brief TMZ interview with Cuban below.