Thursday, April 14, 2016
The Lakers played the Jazz last night, which marked Kobe Bryant's last game of his 20 year NBA career. Kobe left the league as the third-highest scorer in league history, behind only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone. Kobe came into the game knowing he had to leave with a bang and not make it a normal exhibition game. The Utah Jazz were up the majority of the game, they weren't going easy on Kobe. Bryant realized this and that's when he started playing his own game. The Lakers started coming back as the game proceeded and Kobe started racking up the points very fast. Kobe didn't stop, he kept scoring to get 50 points and the lead late in the 4th quarter. Kobe kept on going and going ending up with 60 points and the W. Kobe is the oldest player to ever get 60 points in a game. Kobe left his NBA career on a very high note, proving he still has what it takes to dominate a game. He then gave a speech after the game to thank everybody for the 20 years of success in the NBA and saying goodbye one final time to all the fans watching him. Kobe was one of the greatest players to ever play the game and he will forever be called a legend.