Kobe Bryant’s out! The Black Mamba played his final game as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers on April 13, and Kanye West, Adam Levine and more celebs showed him love on Twitter. Click to see their tweets!
Kobe Bryant, 37, is officially a retired man. The NBA star scored 60 points at his last game as an LA Laker against the Utah Jazz on April 13 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Celebrities like Kanye West, 38, Adam Levine, 37, Demi Lovato, 23, and more took to Twitter to bow down to the Black Mamba.
The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Utah Jazz 101 to 96. Kobe scored 60 of those points! What a way to go out. It was the perfect night for such a great player. Tons of celebrities — like Kanye, Lamar Odom, Ashley Benson — attended Kobe’s final game.
Stars who’ve watched Kobe play over the years tweeted sweet messages to the star and proved he is and always will be a legend. Kobe’s going to be so missed on the court. See their heartfelt tweets below.
Kobe. Legend. Thank you for 20 years of inspiration. #MAMBA
— Adam Levine (@adamlevine) April 14, 2016
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) April 14, 2016
.@kobebryant scoring 60 points in his last game is the greatest final performance that I've ever seen in sports!
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 14, 2016
First let me say congrats to Kobe on an unbelievable career. 20 years! You set he bar on the court for our … pic.twitter.com/NLAtvmeo4s
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) April 14, 2016
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) April 14, 2016
— Olivia Munn (@oliviamunn) April 14, 2016
— Ashley Benson (@AshBenzo) April 14, 2016
Bean you are a beast bro! We will miss you! Fairy tale ending. @kobebryant
— James Harden (@JHarden13) April 14, 2016
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 14, 2016
— Wilmer Valderrama (@WValderrama) April 14, 2016
— Tori Kelly (@ToriKelly) April 14, 2016
Before the game, sports superstars LeBron James, Tiger Woods, Alex Rodriguez and more tweeted their support to the Black Mamba. Lamar, in his first public statement since his Oct. 2015 hospitalization, honored Kobe in a pre-game tribute.
After the game, Kobe took center stage to say his final goodbye. “Man, guys, you know I can’t believe how fast 20 years went by,” he said. “It’s crazy to be standing at center court with you guys and my teammates behind me…the journey that we’ve been on, we’ve been through our ups and we’ve been through our downs and I think the most important part is we all stayed together throughout.”
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