12:23pm PT by Ryan Parker
Kobe Bryant Cameos in 'Ghostbusters' Reboot NBA Tie-in
Fresh off his final game after 20 years, Kobe Bryant is appearing in an NBA Finals promo for the Ghostbusters reboot.
The recently retired Los Angeles Laker released footage of himself getting ready for the promo — through The Players' Tribune, of which he is an investor — on Thursday. Bryant's uniform, of course, says "Mamba," his nickname.
Director Paul Feig's female-led picture, starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth, appears to feature more than a few cameos.
Recently, Dan Aykroyd, who starred in and co-wrote the original 1984 film and also has a cameo in the reboot, said he was pleased after seeing a test screening of the new Sony version.
"Apart from brilliant, genuine performances from the cast both female and male, it has more laughs and more scares than the first 2 films plus Bill Murray is in it!" Aykroyd, also an executive producer of the film, wrote on Facebook. "As one of millions of man-fans and Ray Stantz, I'm paying to see that and bringing all my friends!"
Almost all of the stars of the first two films will be making a cameo in the reboot. Rick Moranis passed on appearing in the new pic, and Harold Ramis died in 2014.
Ghostbusters is set to hit theaters July 15.