It seems that Twitter couldn’t handle the rush of well-wishers for Kobe Bryant when one of the NBA’s all-time greats played the final game of his career last night.
Bryant signed off in typical style – scoring a mammoth 60 points and draining the match-winning shot – and everybody wanted to join the party from the likes of Kanye West, Thierry Henry and Lakers legend Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson tweeting their praise.
Bryant’s name was everywhere with #Kobe, #ThankYouKobe and #MambaDay topping all the trends before Twitter crashed.
The social networking site was down for most users for nearly an hour in the US and, while we don’t know for sure if the Kobe traffic caused it, we can’t say we weren’t warned.
There were some pretty big names, from all walks of life, that joined in the Kobe love, while former England captain David Beckham was lucky enough to be at the Staples Centre too.
Snoop Dogg couldn’t bring himself to leave the Staples Centre.
The final word was left to Kobe, after 20 years and five championships in the famous gold and purple Laker jersey, and he didn’t disappoint.