Kobe Bryant played the final game of his 20-year NBA career on Wednesday night, and the stars were out in full force at the Staples Center in Los Angeles to say goodbye to the Lakers legend.
Longtime Lakers fan Jack Nicholson was in his usual courtside spot with his 24-year-old son, Ray. The 78-year-old actor even made an appearance in the tribute video that played before the game, telling Bryant, “You've been an inspiration to us all, and L.A. loves you.”
Bryant’s former teammate Lamar Odom also appeared in the tribute video, speaking publicly for the first time since his hospitalization last year.
“Bean what’s up, it’s your little brother L.O.,” Odom said in the clip, addressing his former teammate by his middle name. “Just want to tell you I love you. You got a great career. I’m proud to say that I was right there with you, Kobe Bean.”
Rappers Schoolboy Q, Jay Z and Kendrick Lamar all posed for a pic courtside before the game, in which the Lakers took on the Utah Jazz.
Kanye West showed up in some custom threads, donning a long-sleeved shirt that paid tribute to Bryant, a.k.a. "Lower Merion's Finest."
Also in attendance were David Beckham, Arsenio Hall, George Lopez, The Weeknd, Snoop Dogg and Adam Levine with wife Behati Prinsloo.