As of Tuesday (January 28) morning, the petition had over 1.8 million signatures, more than halfway to its goal of three million. Nick M. wrote an update thanking fans after his petition went viral.
"The support on this petition has been out of this WORLD. I want to deeply thank everybody who contributed through signing and donating to the petition. When I started this I didn't expect much to come out of it my goal was 100 signatures at best. We are now at 16,000! I hope with our effort that our dream does come true and we are able to see Kobe Bryant engraved into the NBA Logo. Let's continue to spread this petition out! And as Kobe would've said, 'Mamba out.'"
The current NBA logo features the silhouette of another Los Angeles Lakers legend, Jerry West. The NBA has not commented on the petition.
Kobe was killed, along with his 13-year-old daughter Gigi and seven other people, in a helicopter crash on Sunday (January 26).