Wednesday night the world said goodbye to Kobe Bryant. Only Kobe Bean Bryant could overshadow the Golden State Warriors getting historical win number 73 on the season to set an NBA record. But, the Black Mamba did some of his own record setting in the final game of his 20-year NBA career.
Kobe hit the Utah Jazz for a hot 60 – you know the team that he once launched X airballs against during his first playoff series – and got the Lakers the W to finish a career. In pure Kobe fashion, he went out shooting on 50 shots and scored 23 points in the fourth quarter.
Let’s look at some of our favorite moments of the night.
Kobe arrived to the arena wearing all black.
Kobe and Vanessa got rings.
Magic Johnson said Kobe was the greatest Lakers’ star ever
Russell Westbrook with about the same reaction most had when watching Kobe last night pic.twitter.com/vfBskpGE68
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) April 14, 2016
Kobe inspires the arrogant to dream higher
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 14, 2016
— Mr. Carter (@S_C_) April 14, 2016