Quote: "I'd been trying to sing the national anthem for the Lakers for three years. In 2016 I got the call. Kobe Bryant had just announced he was retired from the Lakers. My whole body was elevated," - Ranella Ferrer.
Ranella Ferrer was born and raised in the Philippines. She is a known National Anthem Singer at Los Angeles top venues, but the Lakers were her first. Ranella was a Kobe Bryant fan and had studied his words of inspiration. Despite being self-conscious about her weight, this singer seized the opportunity to open a 2016 game with the National Anthem. It was Kobe's retirement year. Ranella would go on to appear on Khloe Kardashian's "Revenge Body" reality show, and lives the Mamba Mentality.