Kobe Bryant has received more tributes during the 2016 All-Star Weekend than we can count at this point, but right before the actual game he received just one more. Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson took the floor in Toronto to read of a list of Kobe's accolades from his 18 All-Star game, including being named the MVP of the contest four times as well as being the All-Time leading scorer of the exhibition.
In the video, numerous players listed off what Bryant's career has meant to them, including current All-Star from the Chicago Bulls and former Bryant teammate Pau Gasol, who called Bryant his "best friend" and his "brother." After the video played, Johnson told the cheering crowd that there will "never be another Kobe Bryant" before asking them to give him one more ovation. Then Bryant took the microphone and spoke about how much it meant to him to be playing with players who grew up watching him, and that he relished the chance to influence the next generation of players. You can watch the full video here:
The Kobe Bryant All-Star introduction you have to see
Kobe Bryant's introduction for his final All-Star game is beautiful. WARNING: WILL leave your eyes misty. An amazing moment in the farewell tour from NBA on TNT.Posted by Silver Screen and Roll on Sunday, February 14, 2016
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