As part of its continuing participation in the UDHR Nobel Peace Laureate Campaign, ASR organized a photo shoot with Lakers Andrew Bynum, Luke Walton, and Jordan Farmar at the Lakers’ practicing facility.
The three athletes held up signs representing the various articles numbers from the UN document, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as signs that say, “Join Us!”, written and signed by each of them in their own handwriting. Luke’s dad, basketball hall of famer Bill Walton is also participating in the campaign.
ASR had the pleasure of seeing photographer Zoe Zimmer again, whom we had met at the Sunset Gower Studio shoot, a former UK high fashion model and daughter of renowned film composer, Hans Zimmer.
It was a particularly exciting day for Andrea and Hunter, who were able to have a brief conversation with Kobe Bryant and pass along to him a long-awaited gift of gratitude for his previous PSA work with Aid Still Required: a custom-made ASR t-shirt with Kobe’s high school team motto, “Refuse to Lose”…written in Italian. Kobe was appreciative of the gift, continuing to show his very gracious support to ASR’s work.
After the shoot ended, we ran into Lakers general manager and long-time friend of Hunter’s, Mitch Kupchak, with whom we got to have an enjoyable conversation.
Seen below is Andrew Bynum, graciously posing with 5’5″ ASR volunteer Eileen Kim.
Here’s Luke Walton saying cheese with UDHR Article 14.
We are very grateful to all of the wonderful support we’ve received from our home team, the Los Angeles Lakers!