LA Lakers legend Kobe Bryant entered the court as a player for the final time on 13 April, and to mark the occasion, Bryant's shoe sponsor, Nike, has released a commercial to honour the player.
The ad entitled The Conductor, features Bryant conducting a chorus of chants of hatred towards him from supporters of the teams that he has played over the years, including fans of the Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons and the Sacramento Kings. Bryant, 37, has had a memorable two-decade career in the NBA with the Lakers, notching up more than 1,500 appearances and 33,5834 points for the team.
He was given a royal send off in his last game against the Utah Jazz at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. He poured in a season-high 60 points for the Lakers, leading his team to a 101-96 comeback, before checking out with 4.1 seconds left on the clock. The cheapest tickets available for the game started at $700 (£496), while court-side seats cost up to $10,000 on Ticketmaster and even higher on some other websites.