The deceased player will receive the award next month it has been reported. He will be honored with the Governors Award at the 72nd Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards on July 18th.
The player was selected for this award due to ‘his philanthropy, community building and inspiration that extended beyond the basketball court.’ This was announced by event organizer America’s Television Academy (ATA) on June 10th.
A statement from ATA read, “Bryant championed a number of worthy causes and critical issues, becoming an ambassador for women’s basketball, a mentor and youth advocate, and raised awareness of homelessness in Los Angeles.”
Previously the player had won an Oscar in 2018 for his animated short film, ‘Dear Basketball’.