Nike athletes send off Kobe: 'The hate just made him better'

Nike's stable of athletes is world-class, and it takes care of its own. So as one of the company's most celebrated family members steps away from basketball, the rest of Team Swoosh is here to see him off.

In a spot released ahead of his final game on Wednesday, Kobe Bryant is honored by stars from across the sports landscape. Rob Gronkowski, Roger Federer, Elena Delle Donne, LeBron James, Neymar, Serena Williams, Tiger Woods ... They're all here and then some:

"He happened to say, like, you guys can't even sit at the lunch table with me. I got five championships. What do you have?"

Yeah, KD, that sounds like Kobe.

The Lakers play the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, the season finale for both teams, on a day that Nike is declaring Mamba Day. The 10:30 p.m. ET game will be televised on ESPN2 and the WatchESPN app.