Kobe Bryant and the Phoenix Suns have had many heated battles over the years.

From Bryant posterizing Steve Nash to Raja Bell clotheslining Kobe, there has been no love lost between the Lakers and Suns in the last couple of decades.

However, as is usually the case, no matter how much we once hated our fiercest rivals, we come to appreciate them when the end is near.

So, when Bryant made his final trip to Phoenix earlier this week, the franchise made sure to put together a nice little video tribute that even included a game-winning shot against them in the 2006 playoffs.

Check it out – lots of great memories here:

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