Kobe Bryant Statue Outside Crypto.com Arena Has Typos, Team Vows To Fix

They put erasers on pencils for a reason. With statues, it’s a little more complicated.

The Los Angeles Lakers said Monday that spelling errors on the Kobe Bryant statue unveiled last month outside the team’s arena will be corrected. No time frame was revealed for the changes.

German journalist André Voigt published his finds Sunday on X. They include spelling Toronto guard José Calderón as “Jose Calderson” and spelling former Laker Von Wafer as “Vom Wafer,” according to NBC Los Angeles.

The word “decision” is set in bronze as “decicion,” the station said.

The statue features Bryant’s index finger held aloft after his 81-point game in the Lakers’ 122-104 win against the Toronto Raptors on Jan. 22, 2006. That total was second only to the 100 points Wilt Chamberlain scored in a 1962 NBA game.

The 19-foot statue of Bryant features the Toronto game’s scorecard.

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