The Atlanta Hawks were the latest team to pay tribute to Kobe Bryant.
The Kobe Bryant farewell tour now rolls through Atlanta. After farewell stops in Philadelphia and Washington, the Los Angeles Lakers were in Atlanta to take on the Hawks Friday. While the Hawks didn’t give any gifts, after Bryant’s request of no gifts so that nothing detracts from the game, they did play him a nice video tribute, as the team thanked him for his 20 years of service in the National Basketball Association.
The tribute video featured some of the best moments that Bryant has had in his 20 years as a player.
The video ended with Tony Ressler and Dominique Wilkins thanking Bryant for everything that he has done for the game of basketball. Once again, it’s another great tribute for Bryant, with the best part of the video being the message from Wilkins at the end.
The amount of respect that each team thus far has shown Bryant really goes to show just how much he has done for the sport and the way that he has changed the game. He ushered in the new era after Michael Jordan and he never looked back en route to five NBA Championships.
It’s only fitting he received another tribute on the road.