Kobe scored an impressive 60 points in his last professional basketball game ever, after 20 seasons of excellence. Bryant and the Lakers won their final game this season after an extremely close battle all night, ultimately prevailing by 5 points. Kobe did what everyone knows him for, shoot. Bryant took 50 shots Wednesday night, and summed up his career perfectly. The man loved and hated by everyone, a legend to the game of basketball, and one of the best to ever play the game, the Black Mamba. You will be missed.
“I don’t want to be the next Michael Jordan, I only want to be Kobe Bryant.”
“These young guys are playing checkers. I’m out there playing chess.”
“Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.”