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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Vanessa Laine Bryant attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California.

Lakers fans got a surprise this week with the name of their stadium change to “ Arena.”

According to CBSLA, it is one of the largest naming rights deals ever, estimated at $700 million.

Kobe Bryant played his entire 20-year NBA career with the Lakers from 1996 to 2016 and brought the franchise five NBA championships. The Staples Center was opened a couple of years after the start of his career in 1999.

Vanessa Bryant commented on the name change on Instagram Story, saying that it really should be: “Forever known as ‘The House That Kobe Built.'”

Needless to say, Kobe Bryant’s memory will always be attached to the success he brought to the stadium to make the arena what it is today.

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