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More than 1.8 million people have signed an online petition, submitted to the NBA, requesting the league to change its logo to the late Kobe Bryant.

"With the untimely and unexpected passing of the great Kobe Bryant please sign this petition in an attempt to immortalize him forever as the new NBA Logo," the petition reads on

The petition, submitted by "Nick M," is the most successful of several asking the same thing of the NBA, the Lakers and commissioner Adam Silver, among others. The search query "Kobe Bryant logo" brings up 131 results on, all dated Jan. 26 or later.

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The modern NBA logo, which was designed in 1969 and debuted in 1971, currently features the silhouette of NBA legend Jerry West, taken from his playing days with the Lakers. Ironically, it was West who ensured Bryant would become a Laker as well: He traded center Vlade Divac to the Charlotte Bobcats for Bryant, who was drafted 13th overall by the organization in the 1996 NBA Draft.

Nuggets guard Jamal Murray said that, if the NBA uses Bryant to redesign its logo, it would have to incorporate his signature fadeaway.

Bryant, 41, died on Sunday in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif. He was traveling with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna to her basketball game. None of the nine people onboard survived the crash.

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