Snoop Dogg signs Kobe Bryant petition to change NBA logo to honour late legend

Snoop Dogg, Meek Mill and more celebrities are supporting a petition to change the NBA logo to honour basketball legend Kobe Bryant following his tragic death over the weekend.

The National Basketball Association’s logo currently features the silhouette of the legendary Jerry West, but now there is a call to feature Kobe on a new design following his tragic death in a helicopter crash over the weekend that claimed the lives of eight other people, including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna.

The petition’s creator Nick M. wrote: “With the untimely and unexpected passing of the great Kobe Bryant please sign this petition in an attempt to immortalise him forever as the new NBA Logo.

“I wish Kobe was still here and I never had to make this petition to begin with. But sadly that isn’t the case, my condolences go out to the Bryant family and everyone who was involved in this accident. Once again thank you all.”

The potential new NBA logo branding – which was created by designer Tyson Beck – has already gathered a lot of support with 1.3 million people already signing, including hip hop legend Snoop Dogg.

Taking to Instagram, Snoop wrote: “New logo. @nba Let’s do what’s right (sic)”

Meanwhile, Jerry – who is currently featured on the logo and paid tribute to fellow Los Angles Lakers legend Kobe following the sad news – previously insisted he would welcome any change to the design.

Speaking in 2017, Jerry said: “I don’t like to do anything to call attention to myself, and when people say that, it’s just not who I am, period. If they would want to change it, I wish they would. In many ways, I wish they would.”