After nearly two decades of dominating the NBA, Kobe Bryant has finally decided to retire. Shortly after Bryant’s announcement ticket prices at the Staples Center went up. Although ticket prices were raised, no price can compare to the last game of the season. Tickets for the last game against the Jazz have now surpassed a staggering $600 (according to TicketMaster).

“With 17 NBA All-Star selections, an NBA MVP, five NBA championships with the Lakers, two Olympic gold medals and a relentless work ethic, Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest players in the history of our game.”

“I join Kobe’s millions of fans around the world in congratulating him on an outstanding NBA career and thank him for so many thrilling memories.”-Adam Silver (NBA Commissioner)

There is no doubt that Kobe Bryant’s last game will be a huge part of NBA history. Bryant’s accomplishments and emotional letter to basketball will cement his passion, dedication, and tenacity towards the game. There will be plenty of young talented players to look forward to in theNBA, however, there will never be another Kobe Bryant. All basketball enthusiasts will agree that watching Kobe Bryant was a privilege.