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Zoo Atlanta, Hawks naming their black mamba Kobe as tribute

There will now officially be a black mamba named Kobe.

The Kobe Bryant farewell tour is going to be a fascinating experience, if only to see what teams on the road do to pull out all the stops to say goodbye. The 76ers put on an incredible video tribute and presented Kobe a No. 24 Lower Merion jersey, but the Atlanta Hawks just raised the stakes for his visit on Friday.

They're joining up with Zoo Atlanta to officially name their black mamba Kobe as a tribute:

Please, NBA teams. Continue one-upping each other so we get awesome things like this all season.

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