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What a way to draw the curtains! Kobe Bryant scores 60 points in his final NBA Game | Photos

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It sure was a night of double celebration, as basketball legend, Kobe Bryant retired from the game, scoring 60 points in his team’s 101-96 victory over Utah Jazz. Kobe was drafted into the NBA in 1996 by Charlotte Hornets and was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers where he played throughout his career.

To score his 60, Bryant made 22 of 50 shots, including six of 21 from three-point range and 10 of 12 from the foul line.

Speaking of the game, Kobe said, “The coolest thing is that my kids actually saw me play like I used to play. It was like, ‘Whoa, Dad!’ I said, ‘Yeah, I used to do that.’ They were like, ‘Really?’ I was like, ‘Dude, YouTube it.'”

Kobe won 5 NBA Championships with the Lakers, was an 18 time NBA All-Star, 15 time member of the All NBA team, and 12 time member of the All Defensive team. Kobe is also the third leading scorer in NBA history, behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone.

Jack Nicholson, Jay Z, Snoop Dogg, Kanye West, Adam Levine, Frank Robinson, Dave Winfield, and Magic Johnson, Kobe’s childhood hero were at the Staples centre, Los Angeles to watch the athlete play his last game.

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Source: New York Times

7 Comments

  1. lene

    April 14, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    wow dat gud of his

  2. onika

    April 14, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    the kiss though……muaaah

    • Tosin

      April 14, 2016 at 11:38 pm

      I sha really don’t buy into the primacy of marriage/romance sha. But it’s nice he can kiss. I guess. Or something.

  3. Anne

    April 14, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    I’ll miss him. Already missing Gasol since he joined the Bull. They were a formidable duo. I wish Kobe good luck in whatever he ventures into as he retires. Considering that he is articulate and speaks his mind, I hope he lands a commentator role like Magic Johnson and Shark, that is, if that is a route he wants to take.

    • "changing moniker"

      April 15, 2016 at 1:06 pm

      you mean Shaq?

  4. Ebony

    April 15, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    Kobe and Vanessa Bryant <3

  5. Single Shalewa, Bitter Bintu!

    April 15, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    He’s soooooo cute. I’ve always had a mad (celebrity) crush on him.

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