As the Lakers man was taking his final bow, basketball fans rushed to salute Kobe Bryant across social media.
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.
Once kings of China's football scene, the Bundesliga has fallen behind Europe's star-heavy leagues. But thanks to summer exhibitions and social media engagement, the German league is making a comeback.
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.
American sport and American politics have collided in a big way as protests during America's national anthem grow to new levels. DW takes a look at what the protest is about and whether it can be resolved.
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