VIDEO: Kobe Bryant Receives Loud Ovation Before His Return

Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game 2After eight months of rehabbing his Achilles, Kobe Bryant made his first official return to the basketball court against the Toronto Raptors. With the four starters already introduced, the Staples Center turned off the lights and “The Empire Strikes Back” theme song began to play. When PA announcer Lawrence Tanter finally announced Kobe Bryant’s name, the five-time champion received a loud ovation and “Kobe! Kobe!” chants from the Staples Center crowd.

Here’s the video of Bryant receiving the loud ovation from the fans before tip-off:

http://youtu.be/wdji50yN58o

Here are two other videos from Bryant being introduced:

You May Also Like

Lakers Video: Lil Wayne Pays Tribute To Kobe Bryant & Adds New Lyrics At BET Awards

It has been over five months since Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant tragically passed away alongside his…

Videos: Lakers Players Open Up About Shaq’s Jersey Retirement

As expected, after Lakers practice on Monday, in addition to the news…

Lakers Highlights: Lonzo Ball Comes Up Clutch From 3-Point Territory To Beat Spurs

There was a time when Lonzo Ball was crucified for a jump shot that at-best was deemed questionable. On Saturday…

Magic Johnson Talks About Learning His Son, E.J., Was Gay

Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson has been in the public spotlight…