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:

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.

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