Ladies and Gentlemen: please welcome Lakers' president of basketball operations Earvin Magic Johnson.
What's up, Lakers nation?
We are here to celebrate the greatest suits ever worn the purple and gold
For 20 years, he thrilled us, he made us scratch our head, what did we just see. What did we just witness, and he gave us 5 NBA championships
Let me see, Kobe, you gave us 3 in number eight and 2 in 24
We are so blessed to have this man wear the purple and gold for 20 years,
And he was all about excellence, he was driven, his will to win was very very high
And tonight, we are able to put not just one of his jerseys, but both of his jerseys up high
I hope that you recorded every game, I hope that you're doing the same thing tonight, because there will never ever be another Kobe Bryant.
Who can remember when he scored 81 points at a game?
And last but not least, there will never be an athlete in his last performance to top this man's performance: 60 points, man!
So before I turn my microphone to our owner Jenny Buss, it's two things I wanna leave you with
Kobe, Jerry West called me the day that you worked out. and his said Earvin, I just witness the greatest work out I've ever seen in my entire life.
And Jerry, you are absolutely right, this man has turned out to be the greatest we've ever seen
and the next thing, Kobe, is this, brother, we need you right now,
when I look into this audience, there's all races of people come together cheers you on for 20 years.
And this country needs to come together, and you're able to bring us all together in the city of L.A. for 20 years. So we thank you for that.