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Kobe Bryant: I am a Laker forever

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Lakers at Wizards 12/3/14. (Photo Courtesy: Keith Allison/Wikimedia)

It’s time for the great man to hang up his boots as Los Angeles Lakers will face the Utah Jazz at Staples center. The post-Kobe Bryant period is about to begin at Lakers tonight. Surely an emotional moment for Bryant and the Lakers fans.

What’s the legendary star thinking ahead of his last night in action in the league? For an average Laker fan, Kobe Bryant has been a family for the past 20 years. Through television sets, he was always right there in a fans’ living room marking the greatest moments of life.

Bryant will not disappear from the television screens, he will be there from time to time as an expert or a former Laker, but his retirement makes a fan feel a close family member moving away. A downtown railway station will be joining the city-wide celebrations over Bryant’s retirement. It’ll be named after the Lakers‘ star on Wednesday night.

The incredible long-lasting affair between Kobe and a Lakers fan began when he first appeared in Los Angeles as a high school boy with the dreams of making it big in the NBA twenty years back. Bryant in these long years has given the fans a new definition of glory. His presence was an inspiration.

Tickets in the secondary market cost $700 to $10,000 for Wednesday’s game at Staples Center, where a fascinating standing ovation awaits Bryant.

I’ve seen the city grow, I’ve seen the city develop and vice versa,” 37-year-old  Bryant recently said, according to Los Angeles Times.

Metta World Peace was on board when Bryant won the NBA championship for the last time in 2010. He expressed his high regards and gratitude for Bryant.

“As the king of all pandas, playing against and with the Black Mamba — you know, the poisonous snake — I’ve experienced the ultimate effect of the venom as an opponent and as a teammate,” “As the king of all pandas, playing against and with the Black Mamba — you know, the poisonous snake — I’ve experienced the ultimate effect of the venom as an opponent and as a teammate,”

Courtesy: Keith Allison/Wikimedia)

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