Thank you Kobe Bryant! Join the world in saying goodbye to the beloved champion and NBA superstar when the LA Lakers take on the Utah Jazz on April 13th at 10.30 p.m. EST. Watch Kobe’s last game online here.
After many championships and 20 years as a Laker, Kobe Bryant, 37, has announced his retirement and will play his final game at Staples Center in Los Angeles against the Utah Jazz. All eyes will be on Kobe waiting for one last turnaround fadeaway in the post, one last buzzer beater, one last three. Catch the live stream here and see every moment of the Black Mamba’s final game.
The actual game means very little and yet it is the biggest of the season thus far. It is a huge night for the NBA too as fans will also be drawn to watch the Golden State Warriors who will be fighting for their own spot in the history books. The Jazz are sitting right on the bubble and need some help from the Houston Rockets to get into post-season play. Should the Jazz make it into the playoffs, they simply don’t have the talent to get far.
Fans may not get their money’s worth for the $18,000.00 asking price for floor seats for this game even though Kobe is expected to play all 48 minutes. If you can afford to get into the arena you will likely see every player to ever wear a Laker uniform and tons of celebrity fans at the game. Kobe is one of the greatest basketball players of all time on one of the greatest NBA franchises of all time. The man is a living legend, a future Hall-of-famer, a fierce competitor, an amazing athlete and this is his final game.
After this game Kobe will no longer bite on his jersey as he sizes up his defender for a crossover and no there will be no more heroic nights like when he played with one arm, a flu or a torn achilles. There will not be a dry eye in the house when Kobe’s sad, troubled, last place Lakers say goodbye to their franchise star who has given the city of Los Angeles his entire basketball career, 5 championship rings and a lifetime of memories. Let’s not say goodbye to Kobe, but thank you, you will be missed.
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