Here’s how the sports world said goodbye to Kobe Bryant

It's still hard to believe that his career is over.


When you play on the biggest stages for as long as Kobe Bryant has, you’re bound to draw some pretty high-profile admirers.

On the last day of Kobe’s 20-year NBA career — #MambaDay — the sports world at large said goodbye to the Los Angeles Lakers superstar on social media. The tributes came in the form of kind words, Kobe kicks, in-game dedications, and, of course, some photoshops.

@kobebryant #mambaday #salute 🐍🐍🐍

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Get to watch my Idol one last time…. Had to rock his kicks! #mambaday #kobe #nike

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#MambaDay #Salute

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Thank you for everything. #MambaDay

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