After Kobe made the announcement this season would be his last, every “last game” against a road opponent became a chance for that team (and, on April 13th, the Lakers) to pay tribute to Kobe in some way shape or form. Some teams did nothing at all, but others took the chance to say “thank you” in some way.
Maybe it was a highlight montage, a former teammate or longtime opponent speaking about playing with/against him, a special lineup introduction, or a shout-out during a quarter break or timeout. What I have tried to do is find every tribute video put together for Kobe and have it live below. If I missed one, let me know. Enjoy.
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) December 2, 2015
— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) December 3, 2015
Thanks for the memories, Kobe!
Here’s our tribute video that just played in the arena:https://t.co/D2iMvDEsR6
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) December 5, 2015
This was cool, Detroit. https://t.co/rcxeCAqWY6
— Zach Harper (@talkhoops) December 7, 2015
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) February 7, 2016
— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) March 29, 2016
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 9, 2016
The Thunder played a great tribute to Kobe before his final introduction in OKC.
— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) April 12, 2016