As the Lakers man was taking his final bow, basketball fans rushed to salute Kobe Bryant across social media.
Rio 2016 is over, and though Phelps and Lochte grabbed medals or headlines, social media users cheered a more myriad group of athletes and events.
Universities have long been a major force on the North American sports scene, but now, it's not only the football or basketball players who are getting all the accolades. Collegiate eSports are now very much on the rise.
After ramping up tensions over the US national anthem in sports, Trump paid a visit to the college football championship in Atlanta. Although he sang some of the anthem, critics questioned whether he knew all the words.
The Olympic Games are over but on Instagram the action continues.
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