Kobe Bryant Muralist Reveals How He Created Tribute Masterpiece of Legend


Credit: ANDREW D. BERNSTEIN/JONAS NEVER

Credit: ANDREW D. BERNSTEIN/JONAS NEVER

#MambaForever. Five years ago, Kobe Bryant played his final game on April 13, 2016, against the Utah Jazz. The late NBA legend scored 60 points and hit the winning shot with only 31 seconds left and Hall of Fame NBA photographer Andrew D. Bernstein was there to capture Kobe on the court one last time.

Now — following the tragic death of Kobe and his daughter, Gianna, as well as 7 other people traveling with the Bryants including family friends and the pilot — Andrew is sharing that special photo of Kobe bidding farewell and collaborating with muralist Jonas Never for a very special mural in South Pasadena, CA. The mural is located at 1020 Mission St.

Listen back to Ryan Seacrest's chat with Andrew and Jonas in the audio below to learn how the duo teamed up and how Jonas is able to make his art looks so life-like and an almost replica of the photo.

Check out the side-by-side images above.