Shaq, Kanye West, Jay Z and More Stars Support Kobe Bryant at His Last Game With the Los Angeles Lakers | NBC Chicago

Shaq, Kanye West, Jay Z and More Stars Support Kobe Bryant at His Last Game With the Los Angeles Lakers

Kobe Bryant scored 60 points in his final NBA game

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    It was a bittersweet night for Los Angeles Lakers fans.

    Wednesday marked NBA champion Kobe Bryant's last game before retiring from the game, and it was an emotional, star-studded event.

    A number of big names gathered at the Staples Center to cheer on the Black Mamba as the purple and gold took on the Utah Jazz Wednesday night.

    The game opened with a sweet tribute video in honor of Bryant, with heartfelt messages from fellow players, teammates, coaches and, of course, Lakers' superfan Jack Nicholson.

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    Lamar Odom, who shared the court with Bryant from 2004 to 2011, said, "It's your little brother, L.O. Just wanted to tell you I love you. You had a great career. I'm proud to say that I was right there with you. Carpe diem."

    Closing out the video, Nicholson told the 18-time All-Star: "Kobe, goodbye. I think I may retire with ya. I'm not sure but it's been great watching you. and I hope you enjoyed it half as much as me and my family have. You have been an inspiration to us all and L.A. loves you."

    Magic Johnson also delivered a loving speech, and embraced Bryant before he hit the court to play his final game.

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    Meanwhile, a number of stars made sure to see the action from the sidelines.

    Kanye West, Jay Z, Adam Levine, model Behati Prinsloo, George Lopez and David Beckham were a few of the big names who snagged tickets for the historic game.

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