We've seen amazing gifts given to New York Yankees Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera, but I don't think there's ever been a player get the introduction l the Detroit Pistons gave Lakers Kobe Bryant.

While Kobe had another horrendous game, I don't think that's what these games are about anymore. “Tonight was crazy,” Bryant said after scoring five points on 2-of-15 shooting. “To get my name chanted here in Detroit and then getting chants of encouragement, and I make a shot here and there, it’s a beautiful feeling. It’s something I never thought I’d see.”

The faces on Kobe's teammates are priceless now. These guys already look sick and tired of the side show, but what many don't realize is it's making their awful 3-17 season not look as bad.

The Pistons, who defeated the Lakers four games to one in the 2004 Finals. Just set the bar for teams farewell's to the Black Mamba.


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