Kobe Bryant gets amazing tribute from Philadelphia 76ers in hometown return

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As everyone now knows, Kobe Bryant announced that this would be his last season in the NBA after two decades in the League.

As you can imagine, the days that have followed the announcement have been filled with tribute after tribute to the Los Angeles Lakers legend, with everyone from Shaquille O'Neal to David Beckham paying their respects to the Black Mamba.

One of the best tributes, however, came last night from a raucous Philadelphia crowd.


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Kobe made his final trip to his hometown of Philly last night to take on the 76ers, and Sixers fans were in great voice to welcome one of the heroes of their great city.

The Sixers went all out for the retiring Bryant, giving him an incredible introduction that highlighted his many individual awards and accolades, before 'Doctor J' Julius Irving presented him with a framed Lower Merion High School jersey, the school in Philadelphia where Kobe first became known around the country.

You can check out a video of the epic introduction here....

The crowd reaction must have pumped Kobe up as the Lakers shooting guard scored 13 first quarter points on 5-of-10 shooting, his best quarter of the season.

Unfortunately, things went downhill from there as Bryant shot 2-of-16 for the rest of the game and the Lakers gifted the 76ers there first win of the 2015/16 campaign.

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