Kobe Bryant mural in Bosnia and Herzegovina is largest in Europe
A mural in Brooklyn, N.Y., pays tribute to Kobe and Gianna Bryant. Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Kobe Bryant mural in Bosnia and Herzegovina is largest in Europe

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant wasn't just a star in the United States. His talent and personality inspired many around the globe, and it even reached into the deepest parts of Europe.

Artist Deni Bozic and a group of locals in Bosnia and Herzegovina painted a 39-foot high mural of Bryant at an elementary school in the country, and the project took just two weeks to complete. 

The new mural of Bryant is reportedly the largest in Europe.

"We made our first basketball steps thanks to Kobe Bryant, so we decided to pay our respects to him in this way and emphasize the impact he left on the sport," the artists told the Srpska Times.

The mural shows Bryant in a classic yellow Lakers jersey with the "Black Mamba" logo visible toward the top of the painting. 

While many murals popped up around Los Angeles in tribute to Bryant, none currently are bigger than the one painted by Bozic and his crew. 

Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif., in January. All passengers on board the flight died instantly upon impact, according to newly revealed details. 

This week the National Transportation Safety Board urged major helicopter manufacturers to add crash-resistant systems to record data, audio and images following the death of Bryant, Fox Business reports.

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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