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Kobe Bryant Gets a Metro Station Named After Him For One Day

The brief name change honors Bryant's last game tonight

LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant's playing his last game as a pro basketball player today, and, as a way to say thanks for the memories, Metro's decided that they're renaming the Pico Station near Staples Center for the day, says The Source: For today, it's called Kobe Station.

The change was made early this morning:

Finally, going to work pays off. #KobeStation #KB20 #MambaDay #ThankYouKobe #GoMetro

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Not all the signs completely cover the Pico name, which makes the change seem like it might be some kind of guerrilla art piece, but either way, the message is clear: Kobe will be missed.

Kobe Station is shared by both the Blue and Expo lines, and, since it's just two blocks from the Staples Center, is the station where most fans heading to the venue get off the train.

Bryant's last game caps off a 20-year professional career exclusively with the Lakers, with whom he won five NBA titles. He also played on two Olympic Gold Medal basketball teams, in 2008 and 2012. Bryant's last game is expected to generate "heavier-than-usual traffic," says the LA Times, so taking the train is probably a smart idea if you're heading down there tonight.

#kobestation @kobebryant

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