Touching Kobe Bryant Memes & Tweets To Help You Say Goodbye To Black Mamba

Kobe Bryant walked off of the court for the final time Wednesday, scoring 60 points in his last game as a Los Angeles Laker. Check out some of the funniest and most touching Kobe memes from around the internet to celebrate the storied career of one of the game's most prolific scorers.

The shooting guard continued to play in the NBA — for 20 seasons total — and is also one of the most highly-decorated basketball player in the sport's history. Only four other players have won more awards than Bryant, according to Business Insider. But Bryant's career has not been without controversy: After an explosive series of three-peat victories in 2000, 2001, and 2002, allegations arose in 2003 that he sexually assaulted a 19-year-old hotel employee (the case was ultimately settled out of court).

Bryant's departure will likely have a significant impact on the Lakers' ability to win games and remain competitive. Bryant's high-scoring contributions helped nudge the team to victory on more than one occasion. As a retired professional athlete, he is likely to continue his charitable efforts on behalf of the veterans community, as well as in international aid and development.

Bryant's departure could have a significant impact on the Lakers's future. He has cast a long shadow, having played for the team for 20 seasons. And while Bryant's high-scoring contributions have helped nudge the Lakers to victory on more than one occasion, injuries and his advancing age have contributed to a recent decline in the team's fortunes. However, Bryant's retirement could help usher in a youth movement, as the Lakers have many up-and-coming players with the potential to return the team to prominence.

As a retired professional athlete, he is likely to continue his charitable efforts on behalf of youth and his work as a cultural ambassador. So, take a look through a smattering of Kobe jokes and memes from the internet that should warrant at least a sensible chuckle or two.

Kobe Now

Kobe Tomorrow?

Kobe Forever

Thirsty Kobe

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Proud Kobe

Happy Kobe

Happy Kanye?

Young Kobe

Shrug Kobe

Done Kobe

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