Kobe Bryant Finally Retires – The Los Angeles Lakers played the Utah Jazz in what was their last game of the season, and Kobe Bryant’s last game for life.
The game was an emotion-fest way before tip-off, with former teammates and other NBA players and legends coming out to praise Kobe for his everlasting impact on the game.
Kobe made sure he went out doing what he was known for doing: scoring. The legendary guard scored 60 points, including 23 in the fourth quarter as the Lakers rallied past the Jazz.
“It’s hard to believe it happened this way,” Bryant said after the game. “I’m still shocked about it… The perfect ending would have been a championship,” Bryant said with a smile. “But tonight was (me) trying to go out, play hard and try to put on a show as much as I possibly could. It felt good to be able to do that one last time.”
“What else can I say?” Bryant asked. “Mamba out.”