Kobe Bryant should get statue next to Rocky in Philadelphia, Sylvester Stallone says: Report

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Sylvester Stallone says Philadelphia should honor Kobe Bryant with a statue right next to Rocky.

TMZ caught up with Stallone this week and asked him about honoring the NBA legend who was killed in a helicopter crash this week.

Sly said 'absolutely' when asked about a Kobe statue next to the iconic Rocky statue located at the foot of the Art Museum steps.

"The world lost a great man and a great champion. I feel so bad for his family. Breaks my heart. Athlete, writer, innovator, role model," Sly said in a tweet. #OneOfAKind

Kobe went to high school just outside Philadelphia in Lower Merion Township.

He played at Lower Merion High School from 1992 to 1996 before going pro.

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Lower Merion High School pays tribute to Kobe Bryant during a ceremony at the gym named after him.

On Saturday, Lower Merion High School held a memorial for the NBA legend.

During the ceremony, Lower Merion Coach Gregg Downer and Assistant Coach Doug Young, who was a teammate of Kobe Bryant, called up the late Los Angeles Lakers star's cousin John Cox to help unveil a framed no. 33 jersey on the wall of the Kobe Bryant Gymnasium.
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