Kobe Bryant's untimely passing still stings even the staunchest Laker hater to this day, as tributes honoring the Hall of Famer continue to pour in on almost a daily basis. The latest way for mourning Laker fans to remember their fallen idol comes in the form of an NBA 2K special edition. Bryant has been selected as the cover athlete for this year's special "Mamba Forever" edition on both current and next-gen consoles. 8️⃣ Relentless. Driven. A true competitor. We celebrate Kobe Bryant as our.