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Elhassan: Wins are not the objective in Philly (1:08)

Lakers had never lost to a team this bad

Before tonight's loss to the previously 0-18 76ers, the Lakers had never lost to a team on a single-season losing streak of more than 14 games and had never lost to a team worse than 0-5 (via Elias).

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Jahlil Okafor on Kobe Bryant: "Its different. Its just different. Ive played against LeBron James twice, you see KD (Kevin Durant) but when you see Kobe its just a different feel. I was in the weight room stretching and he walks in. It was like youre seeing like a God kind of in a sense. For me that was my Michael Jordan. That was somebody that I always watched. You see him score 81 points, you see him win championships and I was always rooting for him to win, so it was surreal to see him."


Sixers get first win at Kobe's expense

Philadelphia entered 0-18 and had lost 28 straight dating to last season. But a big third quarter got the 76ers their first win, as Kobe Bryant finished with 20 pts on 7-for-26 shooting in his Philadelphia farewell. Box score

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Lakers coach Byron Scott on Kobe Bryant's shots: "There's going to be some games like that, where you just live and die with it. You just hope that you don't die too much."

Sixers get first win, spoil Kobe's homecoming (2:17)
Noel on first win: 'Finally' (0:51)

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Philadelphia 76ers snap an 18-game losing streak to open the season and avoid the worst start in NBA history by beating the Los Angeles Lakers, 103-91, at Wells Fargo Center. Kobe Bryant's final game in his hometown started well, as he hit three of his first four shots, but he went ice cold from there, finishing with 20 points on 7 of 26 shots, including 4 of 17 from 3-point range. The Lakers fall to 2-15.

Russell makes statement over Noel (0:11)
Hibbert scuffles with 76ers (0:53)

Sixers spoiling Kobe's Philly farewell?

The winless 76ers outscored the Lakers 30-17 in the third quarter, taking an 80-75 lead into the fourth. Kobe Bryant had just 1 point in the third, giving him 17 for the game. Follow live

Kobe firing away from long range

Kobe Bryant has attempted 14 3-pointers tonight, his most in a game since 2008. His career high for 3-point attempts is 18, when he set the NBA record by making 12 in a single game in 2003. Follow live

Kobe's hot start in Philly (0:40)

Roy Hibbert involved in scuffle

Hibbert took exception to a foul from Isaiah Canaan and got into a shoving match with multiple 76ers players, at one point shoving an official aside to get back into the scrum. After a lengthy review, Hibbert was assessed a technical, as were the Sixers' JaKarr Sampson and Jerami Grant. Follow live

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Could Kobe Bryant envision being a potential owner or part-owner of a professional sports team in the future? " I havent really had a burning desire to look into it too much," Bryant said. "But if I do, if its something I feel passionate about and dive into it, and be part of a franchise and help a franchise grow, then thats something Ill look into." What about a role with the Lakers after his playing days are over? "Me and the Buss family weve grown up together," Bryant said. "Jeanie and Jimmy, theyve known me since I was a kid. It would be an honor to help them with the transition to try and get back to the top."

Russell stuns 76ers with no-look pass (0:19)
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¿Llorar? "Eso no sucederá en la duela", asevera Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant ya imagina el momento del adiós a las duelas y tiene claro que no derramará ninguna lágrima en público. Leer

Who was better: Kobe or Duncan?

Both have five rings. Both soared over their generation. But if you had to pick one of Kobe Bryant or Tim Duncan, who would it be? Vote!


Kobe cools off after hot start

After making three of his first four shots, and scoring 13 points in the first quarter, the Lakers star slowed down, going 1-for-5 in the second. He still has 16 points at halftime, helping LA lead by 8 in Philadelphia. Follow live

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Jerry West: Painful to watch Kobe now

The man who brought Kobe Bryant to Los Angeles said of the retiring star in an interview with Reuters: "It has been painful for me to watch him. It bothers me. A lot of people will remember him for how he's playing now. I won't."

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Kobe Bryant's career in photos

Bryant was a fresh-faced kid when the Lakers acquired him on draft day in 1996. Twenty years later, he's a superstar with a swan song. Photos