Mamba brought the stars out. Jay Z, Kanye West, and Kendrick Lamar were among the celebrities who came out to Los Angeles’ Staples Center to watch the final game of Kobe Bryant’s NBA career on Wednesday (Apr. 13).
They saw quite a show as the Lakers star went for 60 points, leading a thrilling fourth quarter comeback to defeat the Utah Jazz.
Clad in a custom yellow “I Feel Like Kobe” shirt, Yeezy was one of many fans cheering for the Black Mamba during the star-studded send-off. “At the God’s last name,” he tweeted along with a photo of his ticket.
Kanye tweets quite often these days, but the game also made Jay Z—who hasn’t tweeted since his birthday on December 4, 2015—post a quote from Kobe’s farewell speech.
Jay’s “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe (Remix)” collaborator Kendrick Lamar also grabbed a courtside seat alongside his TDE brother ScHoolboy Q to witness the historic moment.
“No pressure,” wrote K-Dot, who recently honored Kobe in a tribute video. “THE GREAT ONE. @kobebryant . Thank you for the journey champ.”
The Weeknd, David Beckham, Adam Levine, and Jack Nicholson were among the other celebs who attended Wednesday’s game. Basketball greats Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal, Gary Payton, and Lamar Odom were also there to support the Lakers legend.
Lil Wayne wasn’t at the Staples Center, but he too celebrated Mamba Day, tweeting,
“Favorite player forever!”
It was an exciting finale for Kobe, too.
“Honestly, I can’t believe this actually happened, to be honest with you,” he said. “This is kind of crazy to me, the last game at home. It’s hard for me to believe that it happened this way, it really is. I’m still in shock about it.”