Kobe Bryant’s Official All-Star Mixtape Is Too Ill
As you may have heard, Kobe Bryant is dying this year. Oh, he's retiring? He's just retiring? Okay, sorry.
Anyway, Kobe is done with the NBA in April, which means this weekend's All-Star Game in Toronto will be his last. It's ridiculous that he'll be in the game from a performance standpoint, but nostalgia often wins the day in these popularity contests, so he'll get one more shot at running with the best.
Speaking of nostalgia, the NBA put together a mixtape of Kobe's past All-Star Game performances -- from his early Slam Dunk Contest appearances to when he used take dudes apart with that fall-away jumper. It's a beautiful reminder of just how incredible this guy has been, on both ends of the court: The tape ends on a fitting note, with Kobe absolutely shutting down King James in 2013 with a series of impressive blocks.
We'll miss you Kobe. RIP. I mean, farewell.
Speaking as a former NBA intern, let me tell you: The league has SO MUCH rare and amazing footage locked away in the vaults. Kudos to them for finally recognizing the goldmine they're sitting on and releasing some fantastic mixtapes. You see Vince Carter's Raptors tape yet?
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