Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers walks on the court before playing the Utah Jazz in an NBA preseason game at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, HI on October 04, 2015. This is Bryant's 20th and final season in the NBA.

Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers walks on the court before playing the Utah Jazz in an NBA preseason game at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, HI on October 04, 2015. This is Bryant's 20th and final season in the NBA.

Kobe Bryant Begins His Final NBA Season With a Game Against the Jazz on October 4, 2015

Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers started his 20th and final season in the NBA with a preseason game against the Utah Jazz at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii on October 4, 2015. Coming off an injury, Bryant only played 12 minutes and scored 5 points as the Lakers dropped the game, 90-71. Lou Williams led Los Angeles with 14 points while Derrick Favors scored 16 to lead Utah.

  • Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers walks on the court before playing the Utah Jazz in an NBA preseason game at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, HI on October 04, 2015. This is Bryant's 20th and final season in the NBA.

  • Gordon Hayward of the Utah Jazz warms up before an NBA preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, HI on October 04, 2015.

  • Kobe Bryant (24) of the Lakers shoots over a Jazz defender in an NBA preseason game at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, HI on October 04, 2015.

  • Head coach Byron Scott of the Los Angeles Lakers gets up off the bench in an NBA preseason game against the Utah Jazz at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, HI on October 04, 2015.

  • Kobe Bryant (24) shoots a free throw in an NBA preseason game against the Utah Jazz at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, HI on October 04, 2015.

  • Lakers cheerleaders entertain the crowd during a time out in an NBA preseason game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Utah Jazz at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, HI on October 04, 2015.

  • Utah Jazz forward Trevor Booker (33) drives to the rim as Los Angeles Lakers center Robert Sacre (50) defends in an NBA preseason game at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, HI on October 04, 2015.

  • Kobe Bryant (24) of the Los Angeles Lakers looks to drive on Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles (2) during an NBA preseason game at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, HI on October 04, 2015.

  • Kobe Bryant (24) of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots over Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles (2) during an NBA preseason game at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, HI on October 04, 2015.

  • The Los Angeles Lakers play the Utah Jazz in 2015 NBA preseason basketball at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, HI on October 04, 2015.

  • Tarik Black (28) of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots a jump hook over the outstretched arm of Derrick Favors (15) of the Utah Jazz Kobe Bryant (24) of the Los Angeles Lakers looks to drive on Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles (2) during an NBA preseason game at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, HI on October 04, 2015.

  • Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) rises to the rim during an NBA preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, HI on October 04, 2015.

  • Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) dribbles at the top of the key during an NBA preseason game against the Lakers at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, HI on October 04, 2015.

  • Lakers guard/forward Nick Young (0), also known as Swaggy P, celebrates a three pointer against the Utah Jazz during an NBA preseason game at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, HI on October 04, 2015.

  • Lakers forward Julius Randle (30) looks to shoot over Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) during an NBA preseason game at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, HI on October 04, 2015.

  • Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) slams one home against the Lakers during an NBA preseason game at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, HI on October 04, 2015.

  • Jazz guard Alec Burks (10) drives to the rim against the defense of Lakers D'Angelo Russell (1) and Julius Randle (30) during an NBA preseason game at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, HI on October 04, 2015.

  • Lakers rookie D'Angelo Russell (1) shoots a three pointer against the Jazz during an NBA preseason game at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, HI on October 04, 2015.

  • Lakers center Roy Hibbert (17) goes up against Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) during an NBA preseason game at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, HI on October 04, 2015.

  • Jazz guard Trey Burke (3) goes behind the back against the Lakers during an NBA preseason game at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, HI on October 04, 2015.

  • Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell (1) dribbles against Jazz guard Raul Neto (25) during an NBA preseason game at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, HI on October 04, 2015.

  • Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) hangs on the rim after a dunk against the Lakers during an NBA preseason game at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, HI on October 04, 2015.

  • Julius Randle (30) of the Lakers goes up with the left hand during an NBA preseason game against the Jazz at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, HI on October 04, 2015.

  • Brandon Bass (2) of the Los Angeles Lakers pump fakes against Utah Jazz defender Trevor Booker (33) during an NBA preseason game at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, HI on October 04, 2015.

  • Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5) goes up for a dunk against the Lakers during an NBA preseason game at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, HI on October 04, 2015.

  • Lakers forward Ryan Kelly (4) blocks Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5) from behind during an NBA preseason game at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, HI on October 04, 2015.

  • Ryan Kelly (4) of the Lakers drives on Trey Lyles (41) of the Jazz during an NBA preseason game at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, HI on October 04, 2015.

  • Trey Lyles (41) of the Jazz contests the floater of Lou Williams (23) of the Lakers during an NBA preseason game at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, HI on October 04, 2015.

  • Trey Lyles (41) of the Jazz shoots over Lou Williams (23) of the Lakersduring an NBA preseason game at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, HI on October 04, 2015.

  • Jazz head coach Quin Snyder speaks to the team during a time out during an NBA preseason game against the Lakers at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, HI on October 04, 2015.


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