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Kanye West, Jay Z & More Step Out for Kobe Bryant's Final Game

Kanye West watches from the sidelines as Kobe Bryant plays his last game on Wednesday (April 13) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The 38-year-old rapper was joined by Jay Z, Jack Nicholson and Snoop Dogg as they helped send off the famous Lakers player.

Also attending the game were Paula Abdul, actors Anthony Anderson, Joel Kinnaman, O’Shea Jackson Jr and Chris Tucker and boxer Oscar De La Hoya.

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Kobe Bryant Honored With Tribute Video at Final Game - Watch Now!

Kobe Bryant can’t stop smiling as he watches a tribute video played before his final game on Wednesday (April 13) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The 37-year-old Lakers player scored 60 points throughout the game against the Utah Jazz, leading the team to a victory.

Kobe was honored with a tribute before the game began, which featured appearances by Lamar Odom, LeBron James and Shaquille O’Neal, who called Kobe “the greatest Laker ever.”

Watch the moving tribute video, complete with Kobe’s live reaction, below!


Kobe Bryant Final Game Tribute Video

Michael B. Jordan Stars in New Apple TV Ad With Kobe Bryant

Michael B. Jordan keeps things cool while hanging out at The Nice Guy on Friday (April 8) in West Hollywood, Calif.

In case you missed it, the 29-year-old actor appears on one of the latest covers of THR, alongside his stylist Jeff Kim.

“No matter what suits he pulls, there’s always a couple of wild cards in there,” MBJ told the mag. “Either one is a joke because he wants to see me react or another one where he sees if I’ll be into it just to kind of push the limits a little bit and take a risk.”

He added, “I think over time I’ve built up the nerve to start taking more fashion risks.”

Meanwhile, Michael stars in a new Apple TV ad with Kobe Bryant. Watch below!


Michael B. Jordan & Kobe Bryant – Apple Ad

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NBA Star Kobe Bryant Announces He's Retiring After 20 Seasons with a Poem

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant has announced that he is retiring from the NBA after his 20th season in the league.

“My heart can take the pounding. My mind can handle the grind. But my body knows it’s time to say goodbye,” the 37-year-old athlete wrote in a thoughtful poem in the Players Tribune titled “Dear Basketball.”

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“This season is all I have left to give,” Kobe added.

After making the announcement, the Players Tribune website crashed.

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Kobe Bryant Breaks Silence on Lamar Odom's Hospitalization

Kobe Bryant is speaking out for the first time about his friend and former Los Angeles Lakers teammate Lamar Odom‘s hospitalization.

“When we feel the need to question the support of others in moments as critical as a life hanging in the balance, then we must question the kind of culture we have created that has led us to such insensitive suspicion,” the 37-year-old basketball player wrote on his Twitter account. He added the hashtag “#JustPray.”

Kobe was seen rushing to Las Vegas to be by Lamar‘s side in the hospital.

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Taylor Swift's Surprise Guest Kobe Bryant Surprises Her with Staples Center Banner!

LA Lakers player Kobe Bryant hits the stage next to Taylor Swift during her concert at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday night (August 21).

The 25-year-old singer was given the ultimate surprise by the arena — her own banner!

“Congrats on record setting 16 sold out shows @taylorswift, most by any artist in the history of STAPLES Center! For that we raise a banner in your honor! #1989TourLA,” Staples Center posted on Instagram.

Taylor added after the concert, “Tonight @kobebryant surprised me with a banner in @STAPLESCenter for the most sold out shows. You did that. Love you.”

“My pleasure @taylorswift13 Keep breaking records and changing lives #1989TourLA,” Kobe wrote on Twitter.

Taylor also surprised the crowd with welcoming Ryan Tedder on stage, and pals Gigi Hadid and Joe Jonas were also at the concert!


Taylor Swift & Kobe Bryant at “1989″ Show

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Kobe Bryant Confirms He Is Retiring From Basketball After Next Season

Kobe Bryant has just confirmed that he is only one more season away from saying goodbye to the game of basketball.

“Now that he’s 36, out due to injury and close to retirement, he says he’ll play one more season and finish his two-year contract, which will net him $25 million,” THR‘s Marisa Guthrie learned from the Lakers superstar, who has been playing for the Los Angeles team since the age of 17.

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Kobe shared about his growing pains, “It’s really hard, especially for a 17-year-old. You’re having all this money thrown at you, all this attention thrown at you. And there are a lot of leeches. It teaches you a lot about focus. What are you focused on? What are you trying to accomplish? All right, let’s weed out everything else that gets in the way of that. But at 20 years old, I was dealing with a lot. It was crazy.”

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