By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences plans to honor Philadelphia native Kobe Bryant with an Emmy. The academy says the NBA legend was a fixture on the television screen for over 20 years.

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He also did extensive charity work, along with being an ambassador for women’s basketball.

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The posthumous Emmy award will be presented on July 18.

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Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash earlier this year.