Kobe Bryant to Play Through Sore Knee so Opposing Fans Can See Him Play One Last Time

The Black Mamba farewell tour is underway in 2015, as the Lakers find themselves in the midst of a 3 game road trip. Kobe Bryant was questionable last night against the Grizzlies due to  soreness in his knee. The future hall of famer considered sitting out, but after seeing the crowd cheer him on, decided to give it a go.

Here’s Kobe Bryant, per ESPN’s Baxter Holmes:

“I felt really, really awful about the idea of not playing,” he said. “I felt I could kind of muster up enough to go out there and play.”

Bryant did play, as Memphis fans got to watch Bryant one final time in the 112-96 Grizzlies victory. The Lakers travel to Charlotte tonight, and Bryant has no plans of resting.

“I’ll definitely be ready to go. Those cities we only go to once. I’ll be ready to go.”

You have to respect Kobe’s determination to play in front of opposing teams’ fans, as it will be their final time seeing Bryant in action.

Lakers face the Hornets tonight in Charlotte at 7:00pm ET.

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