Kobe Bryant's final All-Star game has inspired tributes from NBA players and smiles from the league's most curmudgeonly coach. Now it's inspired a leather jacket custom made for a rap star. Toronto native and Raptors Global Ambassador Drake is in attendance in Toronto, and he was so excited for the event that he commisioned his own custom jacket. And you thought Lakers fans were excited for the event.
Drake going with a "Farewell Mamba" jacket for tonight. #NBAAllStarTO pic.twitter.com/kyjqJ2a1b6— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) February 14, 2016
Drake's jacket for tonight (via @BleacherReport) pic.twitter.com/PJ18j4oDep— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 14, 2016
While Drake is probably just showing respect to a retiring legend, as a Raptor's fan, he is probably just glad to see that noted Dino-killer Bryant isn't going to be around to drop 81 on
Jalen Rose the Raptors anymore.
West All-Stars coach Gregg Popovich said Kobe will get to play as many minutes as he wants in his last All-Star showing, so Drake and Kobe fans everywhere will get plenty of opportunities to celebrate Bryant throughout the night. While Bryant has said he won't be gunning for the MVP, anything could happen once he gets out on the floor.
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