Kobe Bryant is the greatest Los Angeles Laker of all time. Kobe played for the Lakers for 20 years, the duration of his entire career, and found incredible success with the franchise over two different eras. And because of everything he did for the franchise, he is considered the biggest legend for the team.
Bryant's retirement was a special occasion. Ahead of the 2015-16 season, Kobe announced that he would retire at the end of the segment. Kobe and the Los Angeles Lakers had been floundering for the last few years. And with Kobe edging closer to the age of 40, Bryant felt that it was the right time to call it a career, with his final game against the Utah Jazz.
Kobe went above and beyond, scoring 60 points in his final game, turning back the clock, and putting on a vintage Kobe scoring performance against Utah. The Staples Center was on its feet watching Kobe put on an all-time great performance and creating one final memory for Lakers fans to remember him by.
Thus ended Kobe's legendary career. In the aftermath of his retirement, rap legend and Lakers' superfan Snoop Dogg gifted Kobe an incredible customized Pontiac car with some art of Kobe's greatest moments as a Lakers plastered onto the car. It was an incredible gift for an all-time great.
Snoop Dogg has always been a gigantic Lakers fan, given that he grew up in the area. And he is often spotted at Lakers games and wearing Lakers gear as well. Snoop felt as a fan, it was his duty to pay tribute to the greatest player from his franchise.
His final game was a night to remember for the entire NBA. The eyes of the basketball world were fixed on the Staples Center for Kobe's final game. And Kobe delivered a show for the ages. In one final game, Kobe reminded fans how good he was in his heyday.