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Kobe Bryant, Taylor Swift Kick Off Concert with Staples Center Honor

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Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift (L) and NBA player Kobe Bryant speak onstage during The 1989 World Tour Live In Los Angeles at Staples Center on August 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images for TAS)

By    |   Monday, 24 Aug 2015 01:03 PM

NBA star Kobe Bryant presented pop sensation Taylor Swift with her own championship banner in the Los Angeles' Staples Center on Friday, naming her the artist with the most sold out shows in the arena.

Swift's most-sold-out-concerts banner will hang next to the Lakers' championship banners from the rafters of the area, home of the Lakers and the Clippers. Standing in front of the cheering audience, Bryant pointed out that the 16 sold out concerts were the same number of NBA titles the Lakers have, Us Weekly reported.

"This is one of those weeks I've been counting down to, ever since we've been planning the tour, before you knew what my album was going to be called," Swift said to the audience, according to the Los Angeles Daily News. "I know how many things you could be doing on a Friday night in Los Angeles, California. Thank you for hanging out with me instead."

Swift posted an Instagram picture of her and Bryant onstage, acknowledging he was one of a handful of people that could command fan cheers as loud as her.

 

A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on



"The screams you hear from an L.A. crowd when Kobe walks out onstage are so deafening you think you may have permanent hearing loss. But it was SO WORTH IT," Swift wrote.

For his part, Bryant said appearing at the Swift concert made him a hit with other fans – namely his children, wrote Entertainment Tonight.

"Me being up here means I am the coolest dad to my kids," Bryant said onstage.

Swift's sold-out concert banner was a hit on social media as well.





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