It was Kobe Bryant night at Staples Center as the Black Mamba’s jerseys were hoisted to the rafters alongside other Laker all-time greats. The home team even put up a fight against the Warriors, forcing overtime against the defending champs.
One person who didn’t stick around to watch the Lakers lose was the guest of honor himself, who decided to pack up the fam and head for the exits before the start of the extra frame. Bryant said he had to get the little one to bed.
Honestly, this move is perfectly acceptable if you’re at an office Christmas party, but it seems pretty cold when the whole city shows up to bow at your feet, one last time. It’s also perfect coming from a ruthless basketball assassin. The look on his face while he ushers out the crew is perfect. Mamba out, fools.
We’re headed to OT here in LA!
— Hashtag Basketball (@hashBasketball) December 19, 2017