Kobe Bryant Proving Impact In Final Season

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Nov 29, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward

Kobe Bryant

speaks at a press conference after the game against the Indiana Pacers at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

After announcing his impending retirement at the end of this season, the Lakers road-trip has become a memorable one for Kobe Bryant.

NBA stars LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Pau Gasol, and countless others have all expressed their respect for Kobe and his career since the news broke.

However, no ovation has been as audacious as the one he has received on the eight game road-trip to begin his “unrequested” retirement tour.

The news has made this a long stretch as nearly every game was Bryant’s last in each city.  Nearly every arena had some sort of surprise in place to honor #24 during the nights festivities.

Here is a breakdown of the Mamba’s road trip as he began his final journey across the NBA.

Next: Game 1: Philadelphia