The time has finally come; the era of Kobe Bryant will be over after the Lakers play the Jazz this Wednesday. Many emotions will be on display when his name is called one final time in the Staples Center.
What he leaves behind is deeper than NBA championships, scoring titles, an MVP, and Olympic gold medals. When he walks off that court he leaves behind is the memories of joy and excitement of what it means to be a Los Angeles Laker.
His influence was massive and left everyone saying â€œKobe!â€ as they shot a paper ball into a trashcan. He was the heart and soul of purple and gold, and is a once in a lifetime player.
This year to pay homage, there has been a number of Kobe related articles and tributes. Here is a compilation of some of the best Black Mamba related articles and features from this past season.
A detailed look of every jersey Kobe Bryant has ever worn.
Kobeâ€™s workhorse mentality
A thoughtful letter from a Celtics fan
Stories about a 19-year-old Kobe Bryant
Kobeâ€™s farewell letter
Nike Athletes paying respect to Vino
Multiple articles about Kobe Bryantâ€™s Shoe line from NiceKicks.com
YouTube channel FungBrosComedy with an episode of Life of a â€œSneakerheadâ€œ Dedicated to Kobe
The most reliable performance basketball shoe reviewers on YouTube J.Jones and Tre from KickGenius giving a review on the Nike Kobe 11.
Kendrick Lamarâ€™s tribute to Kobe
Michael Jordan paying respect to Kobe
Kobeâ€™s quotes as a rookie
Famous Kobe quotes
Apple Commercial featuring Michael B. Jordan
Thereâ€™s a lot to say, but to save timeâ€¦ Kobe Bryant, Thank you.