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ESPN anchors channel their inner Kobe

ESPN personalities celebrate 'Kobe Bryant Day' by doing their best Kobe impressions.


Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

The NBA D-League expansion draft was held today and here's whose rights the Long Island Nets acquired by round: 1 Gary Forbes, 2 Carrick Felix, 3 Jamaal Franklin, 4 Akil Mitchell, 5 Peyton Siva, 6 Alex Kirk, 7 Austin Freeman, 8 Kendall Gray, 9 Lazar Heyward, 10 Dwyane Poole Jr., 11 Matt Bouldin, 12 Lewis Jackson.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Happy Kobe Bryant Day from LA City Hall.

Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

Kobe on which number he'll retire. He laughed and said whichever number is chosen "it'll be pretty hard for someone else to wear the other"

Kobe receives warm welcome at City Hall

Kobe Bryant and his family arrive at Los Angeles' City Hall Council meeting to a crowd full of supporters on 'Kobe Bryant Day.'


Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Kobe posing with his family, City Council members and his Kobe Bryant Day plaque.

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Clipper Darrell just popped up from the crowd and yelled, "I love you, Kobe!" Then he proceeded to start a "Kobe Bryant" chant.

J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Council member says the lasting lesson from Kobe is "Keep shooting." #KobeDay

J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Kobe Bryant and his daughters listen to the accolades on #KobeDay

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Kobe Bryant addressing Lakers fans in the crowd at LA City Hall: "We only play for one thing in this city, and that's championships."

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Lakers fans and City Council members singing "Happy Birthday" to Kobe, who celebrated his 38th birthday yesterday.

Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

This is amazing. Fans in LA City Council chamber just sang Happy Birthday to Kobe. There are crying babies & 30 politicians wanting to speak