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.Waterford Township Schools Closed After More Than 60% Of Staff Sickened Following Luncheon
He also did extensive charity work, along with being an ambassador for women’s basketball.READ MORE: Montgomery, Bucks Counties Begin Administering Pfizer's COVID Vaccine To Children Ages 12-15
The posthumous Emmy award will be presented on July 18.MORE NEWS: Sixers 'Thrilled' To Increase Wells Fargo Center Capacity To 50% Ahead Of First Round Of NBA Playoffs
Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash earlier this year.