Aside from paying tribute to a man who has wreaked havoc in the league throughout his 20-year career, it guarantees a good number of viewers, fans and non-fans of the Black Mamba alike.
That is what Bleacher Report did recently, dedicating its Game of Thrones parody, Game of Zones, to Kobe's imminent retirement.
Present in the hilarious animated short are some of his current Los Angeles Lakers teammates and characters significant to the enigmatic player's illustrious run.
Check it out:
If anything, this could have been extended for a couple of minutes or so.