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

By Malia Wooten

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

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.