Kobe Bryant has appeared to enjoy his final All-Star game. From getting videobombed by Dwyane Wade and LeBron James to making his first basket of the night, Kobe has looked like a kid just having fun rather than a 37-year old playing for the final time in the exhibition.
Nowhere was this joyousness more evident than when Kobe gleefully bantered with his former teammate Pau Gasol. The two were smiling and laughing it up when Kobe was "mic'd up," with Bryant telling his teammates to let him post-up Pau:
Kobe and Pau pic.twitter.com/kJTzLPNwIo— Harrison Faigen (@hmfaigen) February 15, 2016
This brings us back to happier and more successful times for the Lakers. Kobe and Pau were always an unlikely match, but the Black Mamba and the Black Swan complemented each other as perfectly as peanut butter and jelly. More fun stuff from Kobe's last All-Star weekend, and evidence Kobe should have been mic'd up the whole game and been simulcast so you could listen to that instead of Reggie Miller.
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