Celebrate Kobe Bryant’s 40th With A Daylong Mamba Marathon On NBA TV

By Malia Wooten

You may want to call into work and ask for the day off because this Kobe binge is the real deal. πŸ€

In honor of the G.O.A.T.’s birthday, NBA TV is airing a daylong Mamba marathon which will include some of his best games and interviews! Whether you want to relive the moments of him winning a slam dunk contest during his rooking year or him scoring 81 points in a single game – Bryant’s greatest game-winning throwbacks will be running continuously on Thursday, August 23.

Order a pizza, tell your bros to bring a 12-pack, and celebrate a true Los Angeles legend’s life the proper way… on your couch and in a Lakers jersey. Here is a list of the Mamba-schedule, pacific standard time, of course.

3 a.m. β€” Rookie Kobe soars to the Slam Dunk Contest title in Cleveland. (Also airs at 9:30 a.m.)

3:30 a.m. β€” Nineteen-year-old Kobe scores 33 points in a duel with Michael Jordan (36 points).

5:30 a.m. β€” Bryant scores 18 points in his very first All-Star Game.

7:30 a.m. β€” Kobe pours in 28 points, including several clutch overtime baskets, in Game 4 of the 2000 NBA Finals.

10 a.m. β€” Bryant erupts for 48 points and 16 rebounds to eliminate Sacramento in the 2001 Western Conference Semifinals.

12 p.m. β€” Kobe scores 81 points in a single game β€” the second-most in NBA history.

2 p.m. β€” Kobe puts up 32 points in an overtime win over Orlando in Game 4 of the 2009 NBA Finals.

4 p.m. β€” Bryant’s interview with Ahmad Rashad. (Also airs at 9 p.m.)

5 p.m. β€” Kobe sits down with Shaquille O’Neal to discuss their time as teammates. (Also airs at 10 p.m.)

6 p.m. β€” Bryant scores 60 points in the final game of his career.