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

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

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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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