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Larry Nance Jr. shares hilarious story about Kobe Bryant’s farewell game

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ABC aired the historic farewell game of the late Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant on Saturday night. Larry Nance Jr., Bryant’s former teammate, tuned in to reminisce that game against the Utah Jazz and still couldn’t believe what the Black Mamba did on that special day.

The Cleveland Cavaliers forward also shared a hilarious story about how he and Julius Randle, now with the New York Knicks, went all out with the illegal picks knowing that the referees were not going to call any of them on Bryant’s final contest.

Bryant was a shell of himself for most of the 2015-16 season, which he declared would be his last. With all eyes set on him for his final game with the Lakers, the Black Mamba provided basketball fans with one last classic on his way out.

Shaquille O’Neal actually challenged Bryant to give him 50 points on his final game. Instead, the five-time NBA champion dropped 60. Kobe turned back the clock, especially in the final minutes, by scoring at will to lead the Lakers’ comeback effort and end his NBA chapter with a victory over the Jazz.

The entire Staples Center crowd, as well as everybody tuning in all over the world, went crazy as Bryant performed his final act as a basketball player.

Obviously, everyone looking back on the game now is feeling a little more emotional. Bryant, along with his daughter Gianna and seven others, died in a tragic helicopter crash nearly four months ago. Everyone is still feeling the effects of his untimely passing. Nonetheless, these classic moments certainly helps ease the pain to reminisce about his legendary Lakers career, including his epic exit from the NBA.