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Unveiled in early February by the Los Angeles Lakers, a statue honoring Kobe Bryant also features a recreation of the score sheet from the night the five-time NBA champion dropped 81 points on the Raptors. However, an eagle-eyed German journalist recently noticed it was marred by four spelling mistakes. 

Earlier this year, fans gathered in front of the Arena (formerly the Staples Center) to watch the Los Angeles Lakers lift the veil on the statue erected in honor of Kobe Bryant. The monument immortalized the guard who died in 2020 in a helicopter crash with a massive bronze sculpture featuring his right index finger raised and the number 8 on his jersey—the move he pulled on January 22, 2006, when he scored 81 points against the Toronto Raptors, the second-highest single-game total in NBA history.

The Californian franchise wanted to reproduce the game sheet from that memorable evening on the side of the statue, but four spelling mistakes crept in, as spotted on Twitter by former German journalist André Voigt.

On the Lakers’ side, Von Wafer was renamed “Vom Wafer,” and on the other side, former Spanish point guard José Calderon gets an extra “s” to become “José Calderson”. Finally, among the players not brought into the game on “coach’s decision”, the word “decision” is misspelled twice as “decicion”. According to a Lakers spokesman, these errors have been identified and will be quickly corrected.

This post is originally from L’Équipe