Lakers won 17 and Dodgers won 7 this was for Kobe 24. LA Fans Remember Kobe Bryant as the MLB’s Dodgers Joine The NBA’s Lakers as 2020 Champions. Meanwhile, Kobe’s daughter Natalia just posted this picture on her Instagram and made Kobe’s fan in tears.
This was For Kobe Bryant
As far as championship droughts go, this was not the longest in baseball history, or even the most agonizing.
But in terms of recent effort, including nearly $2 billion spent on player salaries in the past eight years, and the frustration of being tantalizingly close to that celebratory sip of Champagne without actually tasting it, the Dodgers’ 21st century championship dry spell had become the most prominent — and baffling — in baseball.
They won seven straight divisional titles without winning the World Series. They made it to the Fall Classic in 2017, only to lose at home to a team that would later be exposed as cheaters. And the very next year they lost at home again, to a team led by Mookie Betts, now roaming the outfield for Los Angeles.
But on their eighth consecutive trip to the postseason, the Los Angeles Dodgers finally became champions, again. They beat the Tampa Bay Rays, 3-1, in Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, as Betts hit a double and a home run and scored twice to help the storied franchise end 32 years of disappointment.
It was the seventh title for the Dodgers, their sixth since moving to Los Angeles from Brooklyn in 1957, and the first for Dave Roberts as a manager. The steady Roberts became only the third skipper to win a World Series with the Dodgers, joining the Hall of Famers Walter Alston and Tommy Lasorda, who was at the helm of the franchise’s 1988 championship team.
Fans Rejoice the victory of Dodgers and pay a tribute to late Kobe Bryant by saying “This was for Kobe.”
Twitter user @Rotoradarceo wrote in a tweet “In a year filled with so much negativity somehow Kobe continues to put a smile on so many peoples faces around the world. I hate the Dodgers. I hate the Lakers. But I love sports much more than my hatred for any franchise. Thank you Kobe. For everything.”
Another Twitter user “Brendan Duggan” wrote, tweet reads “2 championships in 16 days.
The Lakers, and now the Dodgers are 2020 champions🏆 💜💛 For Kobe. 💙🤍.”
Kobe Bean Bryant was an American professional basketball player. A shooting guard, he spent his entire career with the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Born: August 23, 1978, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 26, 2020, Calabasas, California, United States
Height: 1.98 m, Spouse: Vanessa Bryant (m. 2001–2020)
Nicknames: Employee #8, Izzo, KB-24, KB8, Kob-Me, Kobe Wan Kenobi, Lord of the Rings, Mr. 81, Neo, Ocho, more