With 1:06 to go on Sunday night at Air Canada Centre, Kobe Bryant was substituted out of his 18th and final NBA All-Star Game. It was an awesome scene as players applauded, and “KO-BE!” chants could be heard throughout the building:
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 15, 2016
We’re not entirely sure, but we think Kobe Bryant may have shattered the All-Star record for hugs. pic.twitter.com/bDRK5vGAr4
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) February 15, 2016
Kobe on his final ASG: “It was fun. I had a blast.”
— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) February 15, 2016
Kobe was also honored with a tribute before the game:
As for the game, Kobe finished with 10 points (4-11 FG), seven assists, and six rebounds over 26 minutes, in the Western Conference’s 196-173 victory.