Kobe Bryant Exits The Air Canada Center + Kobe’s Best Moments Vs Toronto
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It wasn’t 81 points and wasn’t as exciting as watching him match-up against a young high-flying Vince Carter but Toronto fans got to watch Kobe Bryant scores 21 points and make 50% of his shots on Monday. It was the first time this season, Kobe made half of his shots and the last time he will play in the Air Canada center.
“Wow! Wow!” Bryant said afterward. “It felt absolutely amazing. Sitting on the bench and they started chanting, `We want Kobe!’ (I was like), give me 5 minutes.”
Bryant played 32 minutes and also had 8 boards, 4 assists and 2 steals to go with his 20 points –
“It’s a little bit of everything to see him walking away from the game, especially someone I idolized and grew up watching,” said DeRozan, raised in the Los Angeles area. “I’m honored to have the opportunity just to compete against him.
“When I’m old I can add in stories that I played against Kobe, like a lot of older guys do about Michael Jordan.”
Below is a pic of Kobe with his gift from the DeMar and the Raptors organization.
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KOBE’S BEST MOMENTS vs TORONTO