Watch: Kobe Bryant Tribute from Magic Johnson and NBA Greats

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Magic Johnson and a host of NBA legends celebrate and pay tribute to Kobe Bryant before his final NBA game.


Kobe Bryant

American basketball player

Bryant smiling in his uniform

Kobe Bean Bryant (/ˈkoʊbiː/; August 23, 1978 – January 26, 2020) was an American professional basketball player. A shooting guard, Bryant played his entire 20-season career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Los Angeles Lakers. He entered the NBA directly from high school and won five NBA championships. Bryant was an 18-time All-Star, 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, 12-time member of the All-Defensive Team, and the 2008 NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP). Widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time,[3][4][5][6] he led the NBA in scoring during two seasons, ranks fourth on the league’s all-time regular season scoring, and ranks fourth on the all-time postseason scoring list. Bryant was the first guard in NBA history to play at least 20 seasons. According to Forbes, Bryant’s net worth was estimated at $350 million in 2016.[7]

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Check out Kobe Bryant AKA The Black Mamba’s jersey retirement ceremony as the Los Angeles Lakers organization retires both number 8 and number 24 into the rafters of the Staples Center alongside Lakers greats!!!

From the flashy beginnings as an 18 year-old kid coming into the league determined to take over, to the 20 year NBA veteran who cemented his legacy as Laker royalty and an NBA legend. Check out the Black Mamba’s illustrious career as we go through the archive with the Ultimate Kobe Bryant Mixtape!

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