Kobe Bryant News Archive
On Wednesday, Lamar was spotted at the Staples Center for the Los Angeles Lakers game in order to celebrate his former teammate's final game in the NBA. However while many people noted that Khloé Kardashian's estranged husband was sitting with the KUWTK starlet's brother-in-law Kanye West, it flew under the radar that L.O.'s kiddos were there too.
This reunion comes months after Lamar Jr. and Destiny visited their poppa in the hospital in December 2015 following his Fall overdose. Sources have since told TMZ that
Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea Performed The National Anthem At Kobe Bryant's Last Game — And Twitter Ripped It Apart!
Not everyone appreciates the power of bass!
It was an emotional night for basketball fans on Wednesday when Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant played his final game against the Utah Jazz.
Fans everywhere praised the NBA legend's 60-point performance during his last game.
But before Kobe took the court, Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea performed the National Anthem — and the fan reaction wasn't quite as positive.
The musician, a hardcore Lakers fan who has had season tickets since 1997, performed the The Star Spangled Banner on the bass.
And though Kobe seemed to enjoy the Jimi Hendrix-style performance, not everyone was a fan of the untraditional version of the song.
Like clockwork, the haters came out on Twitter to comment on Flea's performance:
While there were plenty of celebrities watching who reacted to the Black Mamba's final game in which he dropped 60 points as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Utah Jazz, there was also a video tribute filled with the athlete's peers who all said goodbye to the legendary player.
During the video Odom expressed his love for his former teammate and how proud he is to have shared a journey together.
Ch-ch-check out the full video (below) and skip ahead to the 5:52 mark to see Lamar say farewell!
Kobe Bryant Says Farewell To The Lakers In A Moving Speech As Reese Witherspoon, Kanye West, & More Celebs React To His Final Game!
Thursday night was a very emotional night for quite a few basketball and sports fans as it marked Kobe Bryant's very last basketball game.
The Black Mamba certainly went out in fashion as he capped off the end of his 20 year career with the Los Angeles Lakers by beating the Utah Jazz 101-96 and scoring 60 points himself in his final outing!
After the 37-year-old scored his final bucket of the night at the free line, the entire El Lay crowd was immediately on their feet. Not to mention, the famous athlete walked over and gave Shaq O'Neal a hug and, once the final buzzer went off, took center stage to give the crowd a fitting speech (below).
Kobe addressed how blessed he has been throughout his career and thanked everyone from his friends, family, and teammates… before dropping the mic with a "Mamba Out!" LOVES it!
Of course, with #24 being one of the greatest players to ever play the game, he had the world watching him. Not surprisingly, several A-lister took to Twitter to praise the now retired NBA star — including Reese Witherspoon, Kanye West, and even President Barack Obama.
Ch-ch-check out all of the best celeb reactions online AND watch Kobe's highlights as well as hear his speech for yourself (below)!
Out and about!
On Wednesday, Lamar Odom was all smiles as he sat courtside at the Staples Center during an Los Angeles Lakers game against the Miami Heat.
Of course, this appearance comes mere days after the news broke that Lamar was spotted out drinking the night before he attended church on Easter Sunday with his estranged wife Khloé Kardashian and her family. Perhaps Kobe's trying to inspire him to stay on the right path??
We mean, the reality star did drop everything to visit Odom following his overdose back in October. What makes this outing special though it it's Lamar's first appearance at a Lakers game since his tragic incident.
However, it probably doesn't help that the hospital where the 36 year old recovered from his health crisis recently spoke out against the American athlete's drinking antics.
A source at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center added:
Kobe Bryant Opens Up About His Decision To Retire — 'I'm Not Obsessively Thinking About The Game Anymore'
We still can't believe it!
On Wednesday, Kobe Bryant sat down with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America to dish about his recent retirement reveal. Though the LA Lakers champ's big news may have shocked fans, it seems his decision to retire was one he's had in the books for a while.
The 37-year-old explained:
"I try to have at least 15 minutes of still time and just kind of sit in my thoughts in the morning and just kind of meditate..And normally what happens with me is my mind would always drift to the game. Always."
In fact, this meditation process helped the athlete make his difficult choice to leave behind his basketball career.
He will be sorely missed!
In an open letter titled Dear Basketball, the 37-year-old revealed that his current season on the Lakers would be his last!
While this announcement came as a shock to many fans — and even coach Byron Scott — Bryant received an outpouring of congratulations from famous friends and fans all over social media!
Find out which other celebs gave a shout out to the Lakers legend (below)!