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A mural depicting Kobe Bryant's final, triumphant game against the Utah Jazz is being painted outside the office of Lakers team photographer Andrew Bernstein in South Pasadena.
- Renowned muralist and painter Jonas Never is using his artistic skills to bring Kobe Bryant's legacy to life in South Pasadena. He's about to finish a mural depicting Kobe walking off the court for the final time after scoring 60 points against the Utah Jazz. Lakers team photographer Andrew Bernstein captured the iconic image, and he commissioned the work to cover the outside of his office on Mission Street. Never explained his reasoning behind taking on this epic project.
JONAS NEVER: I really wanted to make the mural just because most guys kind of finish their career on, like, a whimper. They're, like, barely a shell of their former selves. Whereas, like, with Kobe, that last game, he dominated. It was like all eyes were on him, everyone was cheering for him. It was just such a Kobe moment just to dominate on such a big stage, and it's really cool to be a part of the process and to be able to paint a moment in LA history like that.
- Never also just completed this mural of Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly posing with his World Series championship ring just outside Baby Blues Barbecue in Venice.
From far enough back, it looks like a photograph.
- It does.
- So cool.