I know I blogged about Kobe Bryant yesterday, but I couldn’t stay silent after the performance he put on last night. Jack Nicholson predicted 40 points. Shaq asked for 50. I would have been satisfied with an average performance knowing that his body could only handle so much. The team gave him the floor and allowed him to take as many shots as he could. Surpassing all expectations, the Black mamba scored 60 and led his team to victory one last time. Fans would’ve accepted the bare minimum, but Kobe delivered a vintage performance, turning back the clock and refusing to go out on a low note. When the game ended, thousands of people screamed his name while he embraced coaches and teammates on the court. It felt like my childhood was replaying before my eyes: Brian Shaw, Derek Fisher, Devean George, Gary Payton, Lamar Odom, Rick Fox, Robert Horry, Shaq, and many more. Even Adam Morrison made an appearance!! More basketball players, coaches, and celebrities paid tribute through video.
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The entire night was emotional and overwhelming, but I wouldn’t change any of it. A storybook ending for Kobe Bryant’s untouchable 20-year career. The game of basketball will never be the same. 🏀 🐍
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