Kobe Bryant ended his 20-year basketball career on Wednesday night with a bang, scoring a whopping total of 60 points against the Utah Jazz and leading the L.A. Lakers to a 101-96 win. Fans came out in droves to watch the NBA star play his final game, crowding the Staples Center with signs showing their love. Celebs like David Beckham and his son Brooklyn, Kanye West, Adam Levine, and Behati Prinsloo were amongst the faces in the crowd, there to pay their respects to the legend.
But the arena wasn't the only place people were celebrating #MambaDay. Stars also took to Instagram to show their love for Kobe, posting throwbacks with the player as well as shots from wherever they were watching. Gigi Hadid (above) shared an old picture from her Kobe-themed 11th birthday party, while Beckham shared his own photo along with heartfelt congratulations to Bryant. Keep reading to see these, plus more of the best celeb #MambaDay posts on Instagram.
Tonight will be full of emotions , happy ones & and sad ones but we celebrate the career of one the games greatest players and a true LAKER ... It's been an honor watching this man win championships and to have done it in style just the way this city expects... Easier said than done... Congrats my friend on a career that many people dream of.... 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 @lakers @kobebryant @lagalaxy