Heading into the final game of the season and his career. The most Kobe Bryant scored was 35 points. The most anybody scored all season in a game was 59 points. Those two factors set the stage for Kobe to pull off the most impressive retirement game of all-time with 60 points in a Lakers win. The perfect end to 20 seasons in front of his home crowd for a 37-year-old legend. The game will never be the same.
“Man!” Bryant said after scoring 60 points in a 101-96 win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday to close out his storied 20-season NBA career, all with the Lakers. “You know, I can’t believe how fast 20 years went by. This is crazy. This is absolutely crazy.”