For many, athletes are our modern legends. They’re superstars. They’re our heroes. Kobe Bryant was a hero to many – millions looked up to and were inspired by him. He was also a dedicated father to his daughter and gifted athlete Gianna. Their stories will become part of who we are, and we, at StorQuest, believe Kobe and Gianna will motivate us to continue to pursue our dreams and adventures.
Kobe Bryant’s tragic death shook our culture so profoundly – not simply because Bryant was a famous athlete but because he so fiercely embodied the spirit of practice, resilience, and determination that fuels our imagination and becomes embedded in our collective consciousness. His spirit will continue to inspire generations to come.
To honor the late NBA legend and his daughter, StorQuest Self Storage partnered with Los Angeles street artist Ruben Rojas and nonprofit organization Beautify Earth to create an awesome new mural. The 3-story-tall silhouette of Kobe and Gianna is located on the eastern wall of our storage facility at 3707 S Hill Street in Los Angeles.
Work Hard. Play Hard.
As an NBA superstar, Bryant personified a “work hard, play hard” mentality, while also being a dedicated father and husband to his four daughters and wife Vanessa Bryant. He is an inspiration to many, including the StorQuest team. “At StorQuest, we motivate our guests to live their best life by making room for all the things they love doing. Kobe was a true embodiment of what it means to put aside your excuses, and champion a truly awesome existence,” says Michelle Bakva, Vice President of Marketing & Sales at StorQuest.
Artist Ruben Rojas
Ruben Rojas, a well-known muralist and street artist in Los Angeles, aims to inspire others to live through his “love” signature. The word “love” is written over and over inside the mural silhouettes to represent the outpour of adoration the world has for Bryant and his family. “Let’s remember Kobe Bryant’s legacy not just on the court but beyond it, his impact on the world, the example of fatherhood and giving more than anyone will ever know,” says Rojas. “Here’s to embracing our self-doubts, chasing our own greatness, becoming the best versions of ourselves, and living life to the fullest.”
RIP Kobe & Gianna
Through the mural, the father-daughter duo will always have a home in Downtown Los Angeles, where Bryant led the team to seven NBA Finals, and earned five championships in his 20 seasons. May his legacy continue to inspire millions across the globe.
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