Wednesday, April 13th marks the end of an era. When the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Lakers hit the floor, Kobe Bryant will play professional basketball for the very last time. There’s no doubt he will go down in the history books as one of the best basketball players of all time, and you won’t want to miss this last chance to see him play.
Luckily, you don’t have to. There are plenty of legal options to watch the game online without cable. Find out how to watch Kobe’s last game online in our Jazz vs. Lakers live stream guide below.
Watch Kobe Bryant with a Jazz vs. Lakers Live Stream from Sling TV
ESPN2 will be broadcasting Kobe’s last ever game. Fortunately, for cord cutters everywhere, when Sling TV launched in January 2015, they gave us the first legal method to watch ESPN and ESPN2 online. And the best part? It’s available with a free 7-day trial, meaning you can watch the Jazz vs. Lakers online free and take the service for a test drive before the playoffs start.
How does Sling TV work? Well, it’s basically like having a skinny bundle of cable channels without actually paying a cable contract. For only $20 each month, you get ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, TBS, AMC, and more – all streamed live over your internet connection.
What devices can you stream Sling TV on? Almost all of them. From PC to mobile device to TV using a streaming player like the Roku 2 or Roku 3, you can get your stream live in your home or on the go. And if you need a streaming player, you can get a Roku 2 absolutely free or a Roku 3 for half off right now when you pay 3 months of Sling TV service. After that, remember, there’s no contract.
Are you a T-Mobile customer? If so, right now you can sign up for Sling TV for only $14 a month. That’s the cheapest you’ll find it anywhere. The offer is good for up to a full year.
You can learn more about Sling TV in our detailed overview here.
You Can Watch Jazz vs. Lakers Online on Amazon Fire TV with PlayStation Vue
There’s a similar service to Sling TV that just went nationwide called PlayStation Vue. Now don’t let the name fool you – you can also access this service on Amazon Fire TV. For $30 per month, you’ll get a bundle of about 50 channels, including ESPN and ESPN2. And with the 7-day free trial, you can watch a Jazz vs. Lakers live stream without paying a dime.
To learn more about PlayStation Vue, including about their mobile device restrictions, read our full report here.
Can You Watch Kobe Bryant’s Last Game with an Antenna?
Unfortunately, you cannot. The only NBA coverage you get with your antenna are the games that air on ABC. And at this point in time, ABC has wrapped up their 2015-2016 regular season coverage of the NBA. So your antenna won’t help you out with Kobe’s last game.
Don’t Forget, You Can Also Watch the NBA Playoffs Online
They’re right around the corner. And as a cord cutter, you can see nearly every single moment. Learn how to watch the NBA playoffs without cable here.