It's never easy saying goodbye to one of your favorite athletes. Kobe Bryant was legendary. I grew up yelling, "Kobe" when throwing a crumpled piece of paper into the trash in middle school. All of my college friends skipped a night out on the town to watch his last game.
Stars all over the NBA honored Kobe the day he passed. LeBron James was seen in tears. The San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors took 8- and 24-second shot clock violations to honor Kobe's iconic jersey numbers, which are retired by the Lakers. Shortly after, the Atlanta Hawks, Washington Wizards, Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, and New Orleans Pelicans all did the same. Better still, the Dallas Mavericks — a team Kobe never played for — retired the No. 24 in his honor.
Kobe Bryant will always be remembered as one of the greatest NBA All-Stars of all time. If you have a Kobe Bryant jersey, hold on tight to it. Wear your Los Angeles Lakers t-shirt, jersey, jacket, or whatever it is, proudly.
1. Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers Mitchell & Ness 2008-09 Hardwood Classics Authentic Player Jersey - Gold
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I'll never forget hearing, "Mamba out."
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