There are probably three reasons why Kobe’s murals survived. First, sports, as well as sports stars, have a high appeal among the ordinary people. Sports is a war in the era of peace. This sentence can not only describe the competitiveness and intensity of sports competitions, but also describe a regional attribute of sports. War must be a behavior between regions, or between countries. The individuals who participate in it will naturally have a sense of belonging, devote themselves to it and stand on the position of their own regions. At this time, the victory of the competition becomes the common glory of the region and the participants, and the failure of the competition becomes the common loss or even the shame in some situations.
Such participation, engagement, and psychological impact on participants are enormous. The athletes who help the sports team to win and achieve lasting glory are the city heroes who bring glory to all the people in the city (at least those who are actively involved in sports) – just like Totti in Rome and Raul in Madrid. Compared with political figures with complicated aims, the faces of sports stars are more simple. Compared with the colorful performers, the outline of sports stars is more linear. With the above-mentioned attribute halo, it is not surprising that sports stars have a high influence among the general public. Therefore, in the NBA, one of the four major leagues in North America, Kobe Bryant, who has served for 20 years and brought five championships to Los Angeles Lakers, is undoubtedly the son of the Los Angeles people’s election, the hero of the banner, and the absolute leader of all.