Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook present Kobe with a special retirement gift
Before the Thunder hosted the Lakers on Monday night, marking Kobe Bryant’s final road game, OKC’s star tandem of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook presented Bryant with a special retirement gift:
One of the Greats. pic.twitter.com/76ZlGozMT5
— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) April 11, 2016
According to Anthony Slater of the Daily Oklahoman, the book Bryant received featured hand-written note from each of the Thunder’s players:
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook presented Kobe Bryant with a book pregame that had a personal note written by every Thunder player in it.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) April 11, 2016
The next logical question, of course, is how honest was Durant? Because in his cameo in a recent Nike spot honoring Mamba Day (April 13th), Durant described Bryant with a popular expletive for the Mamba. We highly doubt he used the same verbage in his note.
The Thunder also honored Bryant with a special pre-game introduction video featuring his high school coach, Gregg Downer.
Among all the crazy retirment gifts and tributes Bryant has recieved, this was a classy, nice gesture.
Jovan Buha covers the NBA for FOX Sports. Follow him on Twitter: @jovanbuha.