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Kobe Bryant's last stop at Portland: usual praise and 'ultimate compliment' of boos

Kobe Bryant's last stop at Portland: usual praise and 'ultimate compliment' of boos

Before the Lakers played Portland on Saturday night, Trail Blazers Coach Terry Stotts spent his two-minute pre-game press session talking about Lakers guard Kobe Bryant.

Knowing that it was going to be Bryant's last game playing here because he's retiring after the season, Stotts said he was hopeful the fans inside the Moda Center would appreciate all that Bryant has meant to the game.

"I think he'll be received very well by the number of Lakers fans that will be here tonight," Stotts said. "And hopefully the Blazers fans will give him the ultimate compliment and boo a little harder than usual."

Stotts laughed.

Then when Bryant was introduced as...

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