Kobe didn’t have a great night on the stat sheet but nobody cared about that to begin with. The entire purpose of this years all star game was to celebrate the living legend that is Kobe Bryant. As coach Gregg Popovich removed Kobe from an all star game for the final time, the players on the court and the fans in the seats gave him exactly what he deserved in the form of a standing ovation. You can see he was genuinely touched by the outpouring of love from his peers and judging by how every player pretty much went out of their way to approach Kobe, the night means just as much to them watching their idol.
Kobe Bryant, one of the game's most intense competitors, leaves one of the least competitive ASGs ever played https://t.co/qePvqKZWnj
— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) February 15, 2016