Kobe Bryant Received A Hero’s Ovation While Checking Out Of A Game For The Last Time

Kobe Bryant gave the basketball world all he had on Wednesday night, and it was enough for an iconic performance. As the game clock ticked to TIME in the fourth quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers’ win over the Utah Jazz, the five-time champion checked out of a NBA game for one final time – and received the adoring ovation he deserved from the Staples Center crowd.

We’ll miss you, Mamba.