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Hassan Whiteside thanks Hassan Whiteside in Kobe Bryant tribute

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Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside, left, blocks a shot by Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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Like many players, Hassan Whiteside posted a tribute to Kobe Bryant upon the Laker star’s retirement announcement.

But Whiteside’s is a bit, um, different.

Whiteside salutes himself for making Kobe smile. (That’s not a smile.) The Heat center also tweeted a screenshot of the Instagram post with the hashtag “#koberetire,” which sounds pretty commanding.

Is Whiteside in on the joke or is he that self-centered? I’m honestly not entirely sure.