The NBA as a whole bid Kobe Bryant a fond farewell over All-Star Weekend, but a select group of standouts gave him a private bon voyage at a dinner that lasted into the wee hours of Sunday morning.
The super-exclusive feast — the AP’s Tim Reynolds has the story — was organized by Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade, who presented Bryant with a number of gifts.
From Anthony, Bryant received a magnum of Gaja Barbaresco wine from 1996, his first year in the league.
From Paul, Bryant received a number of gag gifts, including dental adhesive, reading glasses, compression socks and a cane.
But the best came from Wade, who gave Bryant a year-long Netflix subscription so he won’t grow bored with all that time he’s going to have on his hands.
“This is amazing,” Bryant said at the restaurant, according to Reynolds. “I’m not the most social person, so to get this from you guys means absolutely everything to me.”
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