Remembering NBA legend Kobe Bryant in beautiful new sketch

A local sketch artist is paying her respects to the late Kobe Bryant with a beautiful drawing. 

Mona S. Edwards is a well-known courtroom sketch artist who has been working in Los Angeles for over two decades. Her illustrations include high profile trials such as Michael Jackson, O.J. Simpson, the Menendez brothers as well as more light-hearted news like fashion shows. 

Hear Edwards on our podcast Olympic & Bundy by clicking here. 

With the recent passing of NBA legend and former Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, Edwards created a special sketch for FOX 11 honoring the great basketball star.  

The sketch shows Bryant in his No. 24 Lakers jersey with his hands waiving in the air with the words “Remembering Kobe” above. 

Days after Bryant’s passing Edwards created the sketch below… showing him throwing a basketball. 

We never imagined she would need to be sketching something like this in tribute to Kobe. 

RELATED: News related to the life and death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant

Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others were killed Sunday, January 26 when their helicopter crashed into a mountainside in Calabasas while flying to a girls basketball tournament at his Mamba Sports Academy.

A public memorial will be held for Kobe and Gianna at Staples Center on February 24. 

Download a copy of this sketch by clicking here

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