By Brian A. Giuffra #17
What do Justin Timberlake, Gigi Hadid and George Lopez have in common? They were a few celebrities to show Kobe Bryant Love after he announced his retirement yesterday. Lots of other poignant Tweets and Porzingis posterizations to get to as we recap the NBA last night today.
From models to actors to singers and more, plenty of celebrities around Hollywood paid homage to Kobe Bryant following his announcement that he will retire at the end of this season.
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) November 30, 2015
— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) November 30, 2015
Shout to @kobebryant on his illustrious career in the NBA! One of the greatest of all time…
— Lupe Fiasco (@LupeFiasco) November 30, 2015
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) November 30, 2015
— George Lopez (@georgelopez) November 30, 2015
Former teammates, opponents and athletes from other sports also paid their respects.
— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) November 30, 2015
— Rick Fox (@RickFox) November 30, 2015
Much respect to @kobebryant as he announces his retirement after the season. A fierce competitor and one of the greatest to ever do it!
— Eric Gordon (@TheofficialEG10) November 30, 2015
Nothing but tremendous respect and admiration for @kobebryant I have always been the biggest fan of his competitive drive. Thank you
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) November 30, 2015
In addition to his retirement announcement, Kobe also wrote a letter to fans attending the Lakers-Pacers game. Metta World Peace pulled the best move of the day by getting Kobe to sign the letter.
Good to see some things don’t change.
Porzingis Gets Posterized
You think Kristaps Porzingis is going to take that kind of abuse sitting down? Hell no. The Knicks rookie, who has already put plenty of opponents on posters this year, is already wants revenge against Dwight Howard after getting savagely slammed on by the Rockets’ big man.
Kristaps Porzingis on Dwight Howard dunk: "He got me." He asked teammates when NY plays HOU next next because "I want to get him back."
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) November 30, 2015
That wasn’t Dwight’s only highlight during the Rockets OT win at MSG. Peep this reverse alley-oop.
If Porzingis wants to reverse his situation against Howard, he better bring the heat next time.
Barber Rescues Schroder
— Dennis Schröder (@DennisMike93) November 29, 2015
There’s a two-step process to stop people from making fun of your bad haircut.
- Get a good cut
- Make fun of your old cut
Thankfully for Hawks guard Dennis Schroder he accomplished both in one Tweet, putting an end to an ongoing joke about his hair that’s been the source of many laughs since the German entered the league in 2013.
Shout-out Khilbhil the Atlanta barber. He’s a magician.
Throwback James Harden D
James Harden proved last year he can play defense when he wants to. But every once in a while, the Rockets franchise player reverts back to his old form, as chronicled in his phantom effort against Lance Thomas.
Kobe to Hibbert
Another Blake Dunk, in Slow Mo