The Kobe Bryant farewell tour is in full swing, and the Lakers superstar received a warm embrace in Boston on Wednesday night during the team’s 112-104 win over the Celtics.
It speaks volumes about Celtics fans, who may have a bad reputation but still showed love for Kobe, even though he has had their team’s number in the past.
The praise started before the game during player introductions.
— NBA TV (@NBATV) December 31, 2015
But it didn’t stop there. Late in the game, with the Lakers looking to close the game out, “Ko-be” chants broke out in the crowd.
KOBE! chant breaks out in the TD garden in Boston pic.twitter.com/3Xbe0XKa1p
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) December 31, 2015