A rough 2014-2015 season for the Los Angeles Lakers shouldn?t let fans keep Kobe Bryant down own his very special birthday. Basketball and ?Black Mamba? fans alike celebrated on social media as the basketball superstar turned 37. Fans flocked on social media sites to greet a warm happy birthday to one of the most iconic NBA player ever to play basketball.
— Auvin Tria (@auvintrey) August 23, 2015
Happy Birthday to a legend.. Kobe Bryant
— Brandon?? (@bmayhan03) August 23, 2015
Kobe shoots for the first time
It has truly been a wonderful NBA career for the basketball legend but the 16-time All-Star is in his 19th season with a slew of injuries and on the verge of retirement. But that doesn?t keep the Black Mamba from stopping. In fact, he shared a picture on social media on his day at the court ready to do some shooting for the first time since his shoulder surgery.
The NBA superstar hit the hardwood last Saturday and made shots for the first time since undergoing surgery for his torn rotator cuff. The return on the court signifies another long NBA journey for Kobe as he tries to get his sixth and maybe final championship. But hard-work from the basketball superstar doesn?t mean he?s not allowed to enjoy himself.
Taylor Swift fan
Since entering the NBA in 1996, Kobe has gained his fair share of fame and just recently, before celebrating his birthday, the Lakers star surprised Taylor Swift with a special banner in honor of her 16th sold out show at the Staples Center.
Taylor Swift, who brought her 1989 tour to Los Angeles last Friday, was shocked when Kobe Bryant joined her on stage and showed her a banner marking a record-setting 16 sold out show at the arena, according to Entertainment Weekly.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) August 22, 2015
We don?t what will happen to Kobe in the next few years, but rest assured he?ll still be the one and only Black Mamba on the face of the basketball universe.