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Kobe Bryant

gets the mural treatment on Melrose Avenue

7:00 AMSpeaking of Los Angeles, of course Kobe Bryant was a legendary Laker there. So, Long Beach artist JC Ro, whose angular style applies fantastically on large-scale works, paid tribute. This time around, for something he calls #MambaOnMelrose, he documented the entire process from outline to finish. Check it out, below.

 

Should be great pub for Shoe Palace.

X Games

hopes to go out with a bang in Austin, Texas

7:00 AMSpeaking of Los Angeles, of course Kobe Bryant was a legendary Laker there. So, Long Beach artist JC Ro, whose angular style applies fantastically on large-scale works, paid tribute. This time around, for something he calls #MambaOnMelrose, he documented the entire process from outline to finish. Check it out, below.

 

Should be great pub for Shoe Palace.

Tokyo 2020

may feature skateboarding and surfing, among other new sports

7:00 AMSpeaking of Los Angeles, of course Kobe Bryant was a legendary Laker there. So, Long Beach artist JC Ro, whose angular style applies fantastically on large-scale works, paid tribute. This time around, for something he calls #MambaOnMelrose, he documented the entire process from outline to finish. Check it out, below.

 

Should be great pub for Shoe Palace.

Board on Saturday

Kevin Romar plays SKATE

and then something kind of crazy happens

7:00 AMSpeaking of Los Angeles, of course Kobe Bryant was a legendary Laker there. So, Long Beach artist JC Ro, whose angular style applies fantastically on large-scale works, paid tribute. This time around, for something he calls #MambaOnMelrose, he documented the entire process from outline to finish. Check it out, below.

 

Should be great pub for Shoe Palace.

Theotis Beasley

is a rock star, even in an industrial park

7:00 AMSpeaking of Los Angeles, of course Kobe Bryant was a legendary Laker there. So, Long Beach artist JC Ro, whose angular style applies fantastically on large-scale works, paid tribute. This time around, for something he calls #MambaOnMelrose, he documented the entire process from outline to finish. Check it out, below.

 

Should be great pub for Shoe Palace.

OffSCenter with Reese Waters

talks to The Undefeated

7:00 AMSpeaking of Los Angeles, of course Kobe Bryant was a legendary Laker there. So, Long Beach artist JC Ro, whose angular style applies fantastically on large-scale works, paid tribute. This time around, for something he calls #MambaOnMelrose, he documented the entire process from outline to finish. Check it out, below.

 

Should be great pub for Shoe Palace.

Jon B and Klay Thompson

are long-lost brothers. They need to meet.

7:00 AMSpeaking of Los Angeles, of course Kobe Bryant was a legendary Laker there. So, Long Beach artist JC Ro, whose angular style applies fantastically on large-scale works, paid tribute. This time around, for something he calls #MambaOnMelrose, he documented the entire process from outline to finish. Check it out, below.

 

Should be great pub for Shoe Palace.

Daily Dose: 6/3/16

It’s official: Prince died of a drug overdose

7:00 AMSpeaking of Los Angeles, of course Kobe Bryant was a legendary Laker there. So, Long Beach artist JC Ro, whose angular style applies fantastically on large-scale works, paid tribute. This time around, for something he calls #MambaOnMelrose, he documented the entire process from outline to finish. Check it out, below.

 

Should be great pub for Shoe Palace.

Daily Dose: 6/2/16

Steroids. Pandas. NBA Finals.

7:00 AMSpeaking of Los Angeles, of course Kobe Bryant was a legendary Laker there. So, Long Beach artist JC Ro, whose angular style applies fantastically on large-scale works, paid tribute. This time around, for something he calls #MambaOnMelrose, he documented the entire process from outline to finish. Check it out, below.

 

Should be great pub for Shoe Palace.

NBA

Shaquille O’Neal

is apparently still fooling folks with goofy masks

7:00 AMSpeaking of Los Angeles, of course Kobe Bryant was a legendary Laker there. So, Long Beach artist JC Ro, whose angular style applies fantastically on large-scale works, paid tribute. This time around, for something he calls #MambaOnMelrose, he documented the entire process from outline to finish. Check it out, below.

 

Should be great pub for Shoe Palace.

The Tulsa Race Riot

Wednesday marks the 95th anniversary

7:00 AMSpeaking of Los Angeles, of course Kobe Bryant was a legendary Laker there. So, Long Beach artist JC Ro, whose angular style applies fantastically on large-scale works, paid tribute. This time around, for something he calls #MambaOnMelrose, he documented the entire process from outline to finish. Check it out, below.

 

Should be great pub for Shoe Palace.

Adebayo Akinfenwa

is that dude, in case you didn’t know

7:00 AMSpeaking of Los Angeles, of course Kobe Bryant was a legendary Laker there. So, Long Beach artist JC Ro, whose angular style applies fantastically on large-scale works, paid tribute. This time around, for something he calls #MambaOnMelrose, he documented the entire process from outline to finish. Check it out, below.

 

Should be great pub for Shoe Palace.

Pusha T

is having a big week. The Virginia legend can’t lose

7:00 AMSpeaking of Los Angeles, of course Kobe Bryant was a legendary Laker there. So, Long Beach artist JC Ro, whose angular style applies fantastically on large-scale works, paid tribute. This time around, for something he calls #MambaOnMelrose, he documented the entire process from outline to finish. Check it out, below.

 

Should be great pub for Shoe Palace.

Daily Dose: 6/1/16

The Mediterranean refugee death toll continues to rise

7:00 AMSpeaking of Los Angeles, of course Kobe Bryant was a legendary Laker there. So, Long Beach artist JC Ro, whose angular style applies fantastically on large-scale works, paid tribute. This time around, for something he calls #MambaOnMelrose, he documented the entire process from outline to finish. Check it out, below.

 

Should be great pub for Shoe Palace.

Daily Dose: 5/31/16

Kevin Durant: Will he stay or will he go?

7:00 AMSpeaking of Los Angeles, of course Kobe Bryant was a legendary Laker there. So, Long Beach artist JC Ro, whose angular style applies fantastically on large-scale works, paid tribute. This time around, for something he calls #MambaOnMelrose, he documented the entire process from outline to finish. Check it out, below.

 

Should be great pub for Shoe Palace.