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Kobe Bryant’s ‘Netflix and chill’? Lakers star has one-year Netflix subscription thanks to retirement gift from Dwyane Wade

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Kobe Bryant (Photo courtesy: Christopher Johnson/Wikimedia Commons)

Kobe Bryant doesn’t have to worry about not doing anything post-retirement thanks to a gift from Dwyane Wade, who gifted the Los Angeles Lakers veteran a one-year subscription to Netflix, the leading provider for streaming movies and TV series in the world.

The Miami Heat guard was one of the players who hosted a dinner party for Bryant, who is playing in his final season in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Other NBA players and Kobe’s friends who gave him gifts for his retirement were the Los Angeles Clippers’ Chris Paul and New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony.

Along with the Netflix subscription, Wade also gave Bryant a customized robe and other clothes, according to an AP report.

Meanwhile, Paul gave Bryant a dental adhesive, reading glasses, compression socks and a cane providing the funniest set of gifts for the night. Anthony was a bit more serious and symbolic giving Bryant an Italian wine.

Wade’s gift however could be the most appropriate as Kobe is expected to struggle living a life without an 82-game NBA game schedule for the entire year. With thousands of selections of movies and TV series available at Netflix, Bryant will have no problem deciding what to watch thanks to Wade’s gift.

“This is amazing,” Bryant said in the same report. “I’m not the most social person, so to get this from you guys means absolutely everything to me.”

Knowing Bryant’s competitive nature on the hard court, the Lakers star might enjoy Netflix series like Orange is the New Black, Jessica Jones, Beasts of No Nation, Narcos and Daredevil, among others.

Bryant played in his final All-Star Game, his 18th appearance, last weekend in Toronto and will finish a career that saw five NBA titles (2000 to 2002, 2009 and 2010).

Photo courtesy: Christopher Johnson/Wikimedia Commons

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