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Warriors Bump Kobe’s Last Game To ESPN2 As They Chase History
Not the ideal way the 5-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant would like to go out, but this is what he got. Not only is he playing on the worst Los Angeles Lakers team of all-time via their record, but the Golden State Warriors have bumped his final game from ESPN to ESPN2.
Memphis at Golden State on April 13 will be on ESPN, which bumps Kobe Bryant’s last game to ESPN 2.
— Bill Oram (@billoram) April 10, 2016
The Warriors are currently 71-9 and still have a chance of breaking the 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls record of 72 wins in a season. ESPN had a choice and clearly this was a ratings move. Kobe’s last game will get the viewers, but this Warriors-Grizzlies possible record breaking game was too good to pass up.
How social media reacted:
ESPN has pushed Kobe Bryant’s last game against the Jazz to ESPN 2 to air the Warriors vs Grizzlies game. The disrespect…
— NBA SKITS (@NBA_Skits) April 10, 2016
So Kobe final game has been moved to ESPN 2 because of the Warriors record, that’s messed up
— EJ (@Edudley_3) April 10, 2016
Kobe going out like a second rate player for real, my boy got booted to ESPN 2
— PrinKe Kharming (@CodeBlack_DC7) April 10, 2016
You guys really had the nerve to switch Kobe’s final game to ESPN 2 because of the Warriors that’s pathetic @espn
— ClevelandFanz (@Cleveland_Fanz) April 10, 2016
The disrespect for moving Kobe’s last game on ESPN 2 just to show the potential GSW 73rd win.. Smh
— Christopher (@ChazzLebowski) April 10, 2016
Kobe’s last game got moved to ESPN 2? pic.twitter.com/3xptZsDoMK
— LightskinJimmyButler (@Terence_Huie) April 10, 2016