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Did Jay Z take Kobe Bryant's final game ball home?
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Did Jay Z take Kobe Bryant's final game ball home?
Friday April 15th, 2016

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Kobe Bryant’s final game in the NBA has already been canonized as one of the many memorable moments of the Lakers legend's career, with the veteran putting in 60 points while leading Los Angeles to a come-from-behind victory over the Jazz.

While Bryant was showing off his basketball virtuosity one last time, another superstar was flashing some decent ball-handling skills deep in the bowels of the Staples Center, as Jay Z put on a quick dribbling show with a game ball.

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It appear Jay Z also took the ball home as a souvenir.

and we really left with the ball #vino #hov #blackmamba 60!!!! we see you @rquinn94 #LaRams

A photo posted by stevestoute (@stevestoute) on

​The world is an entirely different, and better, place for Jay Z than for the rest of us.

– Brendan Maloy

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