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Kobe Bryant will be honored with posthumous Emmy Governors Award

An Emmy Governors Award will be added to Kobe Bryant's long list of achievements.

Bryant, who has numerous NBA honors, a Sports Emmy and even an Academy Award  to his name, has been named the recipient of the Los Angeles Area Emmy Governors Award.

The award is meant to celebrate an individual or company's outstanding contribution to Los Angeles, and visionary achievement in art, sciences or television. Bryant, who was nominated for the posthumous honor by Spectrum SportsNet, is receiving the award for both his storied athletic career and philanthropic work. 

Bryant, who died at age 41 in a helicopter crash in January, was "a legendary fixture on Southern California television screens for over 20 years," as the Television Academy writes, and also an author, producer, passionate advocate for causes including homelessness, ambassador for women's basketball and youth advocate.

The posthumous honor will be presented on July 18 during the Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards that will stream on Emmys.com.

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