DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A local artist has completed his tribute to the late NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, at a fitness center in Dallas.

Artist Theo Ponchaveli finished a mural he had been painting to honor Bryant and his daughter, who both died in a helicopter crash in California Sunday morning along with seven others.

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The mural is located at the SandersFit performance center on South Lamar Street. It’s owned by former NBA player Melvin Sanders.

Kobe, Gianna Bryant mural at SandersFit in Dallas.

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“Best player I’ve ever seen in the game. Everything he did for everybody, just a tough loss,” Sanders said about Bryant.

Ponchaveli’s work throughout Dallas includes a mural dedicated to the five officers killed in an ambush in July 2016. According to his website, he was also featured on the NFL Network for a mural he did when the NFL Draft was at AT&T Stadium in 2018.

He wanted to honor Bryant that best way he knew how — through art.

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“He was a retired athlete, so I wouldn’t say a player in his prime but a father in his prime, a businessman, a philanthropist that impacted me a lot,” Ponchaveli said.