Todd Gurley Hopes To Take Kobe Byrant’s Spot in LA


The city of Los Angeles is known for its top athletes. One of the city’s great athletes and five-time NBA champion, Kobe Bryant, is set to retire after this NBA season. Thankfully as one top athletes leaves, the city will be gaining another.

According to Los Angeles Rams running back, Todd Gurley, he hopes to take Kobe’s place in LA after he retires. Gurley made an appearance on SportsCenter on Friday and said the following about Bryant and the city of Los Angeles:

It shouldnt take long for the city of Los Angeles to embrace the Rams running back. Gurley, an NFL rookie of the year candidate, took the NFL by storm last season finishing the year third in the league in rushing despite only playing 12 games. It was because of this that Gurley entered the conversation of NFL’s best running back along with Adrian Peterson.

The Rams will have their stadium built where the Lakers used to play in Inglewood. During the three-year process of getting the stadium built, the Rams will play in their old stadium at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

While Gurley still has a ways to go before he enters Kobe Bryant status, he does make a good candidate to replace Bryant as Los Angeles’ most popular athlete. If he can stay healthy and continue to do what he did his rookie year, it is certainly possible.

If anything, the city of Los Angeles will gain an Eric Dickerson type running back and player that the city loved as he helped the Rams win in the late 1970’s. If Gurley wins and can lead the Rams to the postseason, it’s only a matter of time before the city starts to fall in love.