NBA players react to the Philadelphia Eagles winning the Super Bowl

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Many NBA players were free on Sunday to watch Super Bowl LII between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles, but it was former Los Angeles Lakers star and Eagles fan Kobe Bryant that had the best reaction to their historic night in Minneapolis.

The Eagles claimed their first ever Super Bowl in franchise history when they defeated five-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady and the Patriots 41-33 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis in what is already being regarded by many as an instant classic after both teams had fantastic efforts on offense.

The game arguably had more end to end action than a typical NBA game, so it's no wonder that so many past and present basketball players enjoyed watching the game on Sunday night. Lots of players from around the league celebrated the win, and some were even at the game.

Miami Heat's Dion Waiters posted a video to Instagram shortly after the win showing himself hopping around on his one healthy foot in celebration. Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry, meanwhile, was actually at the game in Minneapolis as the confetti fell from the sky. 

Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, and Los Angeles Lakers Lonzo Ball all reacted to the win on Twitter as well.

However, the best reaction of the night has to go to Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, who was filmed watching the closing moments of the game on TV with his toddler in hand, before jumping up and down in celebration of the Eagles' victory.

Bryant, a five-time NBA Champion, was probably more excited in these moments here watching his beloved Philadelphia Eagles finally win a Super Bowl than he was when he won title after title throughout his NBA career with the Lakers.

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