Barring the most miraculous turn of events in NBA history, the Los Angeles Lakers will play their final game of the 2015-16 season two months from now on April 13 against Utah. So, too, will Kobe Bryant, who is in the middle of a farewell tour for the ages. There have been a lot of tributes to Bryant over the last several months as he makes final stops along the way, though the NBA All-Star Game was probably the biggest display of respect toward Bryant.
But easily the strangest display of gratitude for all that Kobe has done undoubtedly goes to Gilbert Arenas, who wants a 10-day contract with the Lakers (April 3 through April 10) so he can essentially ride the bench and have a courtside seat to watch as Bryant finishes out his career. Arenas even said he would pay for the seat, seeing as Kobe’s final game is already sold out. Here’s his plea on his Instagram account (Warning: offensive language):
Just tried to get courtside seats to #Kobes Last home game #smdh #SOLDOUT…..But yall know I keeps a backup plan…..as I look at the end of the lakers bench AND realize what #hibbert #metta @swaggyp1 been doing all season #WatchingKobesLastSeason in those NICE #CourtsideSeats….Buss you gotta let me be down..give ya boy a #10day from (april 3rd-13th) ill pay for the seat…I dont want the seat #metta sits in…that shit so far in the corner,I thought that nigga was security last time he wore all blk #NOTHX…..dont sit me next to #nick or #hibbert they #downsyndrome looks like its catchable,NOT paying top dolla to catch what them two #nighas look like they got #NOTHX hahahaha Just as long as im on the left side of that bighead nigha #sacre NO offence bra I wanna see the #Mamba not a life size #bobblehead version of #Mrclean AND far away from #byronscott as possible…the way he coaches,hes liable put anyone in whos sitting next to him (jack nickelson #batman go get #russell and u guard #cousin's #playhard) hahahaha ..can somebody let me know who I can contact for My request demands hahahahaha