The greatness of Kobe Bryant supersedes the hatred in the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics rivalry. Bryant played against Boston in two very memorable NBA Finals. Celtics fans showed their respect for his competition and love for the game during his last stop in Boston on his retirement tour by cheering him on multiple occasions.
After the intro, Bryant delivered 15 points and 11 rebounds in a surprising Lakers win over Boston.
The fans saluted and thanked Kobe after the game. It was a very cool moment but a shame Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett weren’t a part of this game.