Lakers Kobe Bryant Says Goodbye to Basketball

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Kobe Bryant said goodbye to the NBA and the L.A. Lakers last night to a ton of fanfare at the Staples Center. Who stopped by the celebrate Bryant’s career…Jack Nicholson, Leo DiCaprio, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg ,Jay Z, Lamar Odom and Kanye West.

Kobe is walking away from the court after almost 2 decades, “I can’t believe how fast 20 years went by. Man, this is crazy,” Bryant, told the crowd after the game. “This is absolutely crazy … and to be standing at center court with you guys, my teammates behind me, appreciating the journey that we’ve been on — we’ve been through our ups, been through our downs. I think the most important part is we all stayed together throughout.”

And he went out with a bang—60 points on the court!

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