Originally written August 24, 2013 on Lakerholicz.com:
On Friday, Kobe Bryant turned 35-years-old. Lakerholicz.com did a special post on Kobe’s Top 35 scoring performances, but we obviously weren’t the only ones to acknowledge Bryant’s birthday. Pau Gasol, Wesley Johnson and Jodie Meeks also sent some birthday wishes to their teammate via Twitter: Today is the birthday of one of the greatest ever, my friend & teammate @kobebryant ! Happy birthday brother! #vino pic.twitter.com/JdOw3VT3b5— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) August 23, 2013 Happy Birthday Big Homie @kobebryant— Wes Johnson (@Weside11) August 23, 2013 Happy bday @kobebryant aka..."MAMBA!!!"— Jodie Meeks (@Jmeeks20) August 23, 2013 Jeanie Buss and Magic Johnson also sent a tweet the Black Mamba’s way: @kobebryant - Happy Birthday Kobe! Dedicating "Nobody Does It Better" by Carly Simon (old song B4 U were born but title is YOU) #Mamba— Jeanie Buss (@JeanieBuss) August 23, 2013 Happy 35th Birthday to @Lakers Great and 5x Champion @kobebryant!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) August 23, 2013 Kobe seemed grateful of the outpouring of love from friends and fans alike and sent out a tweet of his own: Thank you all for the love!!!! #35yearVino #TimehasWings #Blessed #carpediem #cuspbaby #LeoVirgo #lottahashtags! #myBday #deal #;D— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) August 23, 2013 Bryant, who joined the Lakers as a 17-year-old in 1996, has now played for the purple and gold for more than half of his life and will enter his 18th season in the league next year.
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