Los Angeles has a long history of super stars and championships from the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Lakers. On April 13, 2016 arguably one of the greatest player to wear a Lakers uniform will call it a career after 20 years in the NBA.

Kobe “Black Mamba” Bryant retired on a day dubbed Mamba Day and it might as well be a Southern California holiday. Staples Center laid out it’s royal purple and gold treatment to pay tribute to Bryant.

The Lakers showcased Bryant’s two numbers on the court before he stepped on the floor for the last time.

Following the Lakers 101-96 victory over the Utah Jazz, Bryant returned to leave his mark on the floor one last time.

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On Mamba Day, even the MLB gave fans a flashback to when Bryant threw out the first pitch narrated by no one other then Dodgers legendary announcer Vin Scully.

Mamba on the mound. #MambaDay

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Championships is just one of the many things the Lakers and the Dodgers have in common, and Dodgers players took to twitter to pay respect to Mr. 24.

Gonzo and Yasiel Puig even broke out their Mamba swag during Wednesday’s game, which seemed to have brought him luck as they defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1.

Even Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim’s Mike Trout rolled out his Mamba Swag.

Well played Trout.

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Meanwhile, Justin Turner was decked out in full Mamba Swag.

And following the Lakers win, where Bryant scored 60 points in 42 minutes Turner put out the following tweet:

Turner and Gonzo weren’t the only Dodgers to show Bryant some love.

Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig joined a long list of other athletes who paid their respects, and spoke on what Bryant has meant to them.

Even the media joined the Mamba Day fun:

#MambaDay #Dodgers #Lakers

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Wednesday, April 13th was a huge day in the sports world. The Dodgers faced the Diamondbacks, the Golden State Warriors chased (and earned) 73 wins and Kobe Bryant played his last game. So we decided to ask fans what they were most excited for.

Bryant won in a landslide.

Bryant is a polarizing player. Either you hate him or you love him. Having brought 5 NBA championships to Los Angeles he is forever cemented in the cities history.

Nike captured his “Love and Hate” relationship with fans in this ad titled “The Conductor”.

Thank you Kobe.

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