Wrapped Kobe Bryant tribute Lamborghini seen in Chicago

A newly wrapped Lamborghini Huracan pays tribute to the Lakers legend. Photo courtesy of Instagram, @Kobe24Lambo

This article originally appeared on AutomotiveMap.

The owner of a 2015 Lamborghini Huracan has had his vehicle wrapped to honor the lives of Kobe and Gianna Bryant. Owner Joe Carbonara told TMZ Sports that he was so moved by the tragedy of the untimely demise of the Bryants that he took the silver car to get a custom wrap at X-Treme Graphics in Chicago.

The wrap features the numbers of Kobe and Gianna's jerseys - 2, 8, and 24; the names of all nine victims of the helicopter crash that killed the Bryants, unique artwork of the Bryants, and the Mamba logo. All the imagery rests on a background of Lakers purple with gold accents.

The process of wrapping the car took two days.

X-Treme Graphics shop owner Steve Zielinski told TMZ that the company did not charge for the custom job.

Continue on AutomotiveMap to find out the asking price for the car.

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The Houston Astros got everything they needed from Justin Verlander on Monday night, as the team was able to secure a critical win over the Mariners.

Starting pitching has been the biggest issue of late for Houston, with Framber Valdez and Hunter Brown both getting lit up by the Royals over the weekend.

Hopefully, Cristian Javier and Framber Valdez can follow the blueprint JV provided and give the team a legit chance to win their next two games in Seattle.

As we look ahead to the next series, JP France seems like the likely starter on Friday, but after that things get murky. If Saturday is a must-win game for Houston, Verlander seems like the most logical choice on 4 days rest. Then they must decide if they want to use Valdez on short rest, or go all hands on deck with a bullpen game.

At this point, it's hard to imagine Hunter Brown making another start this season. Brown has surrendered 6 earned runs or more in 3 of his last 4 starts. His ERA for the season is now over 5.

But it's not just Brown and, to a much lesser extent, JP France causing concern for the Astros rotation. There's no way around it, all these guys have regressed.

Verlander (2022 ERA 1.75, 2023 ERA 3.32)

Javier (2022 ERA 2.54, 2023 ERA 4.64)

And Framber's ERA has gone up about 1/2 a run (2.82-3.39).

But it's not all on the pitching. The defense has taken a step back this year, and what about the coaching? Shouldn't the coaches be accountable for some of this?

If not, then why do they them?

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