Kobe Bryant led the West team during his final East vs. West NBA All Star Game, finishing the game with a score of 196-173 in Toronto. The announcer yelled through the speakers:
“An 18-time Western Conference All-Star! A four-time All-Star Game MVP! The league’s MVP in 2008! A two-time Finals MVP and a five-time NBA Champion with the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryyyyyyyant!”
Bryant had a phenomenal game coming in at 10 points, six rebounds, and seven assists. Magic Johnson gave a touching speech and played two montages. Bryant received a standing ovation and he thanked all of his fans for their support. “Guys, I mean,” Bryant began, searching for the right words, “I, uh. I just want to, uh, want to thank you for all your support for all these years.” Bryant stated.
Even though he had a stellar game, Russell Westbrook won MVP for the second time by scoring 33 points!
Bryant received a lot of love from his NBA friends including Paul George, Andre Drummond, Chris Paul, and Kevin Durant to name a few.
Kobe Bryant had his wife Vanessa by his side with their two daughters for this moment in history. He is a true legend and will never be forgotten!
Written by: Adia Taylor