Kobe Bryant, one of my favorite NBA players gave fans 20 great years. In typical Kobe style his final game was nothing less than great scoring 60 points, that’s how your retire.

Tribute

http://www.nba.com/video/games/lakers/2016/04/13/0021501228-uta-lal-kobe-tribute.nba/

60 Point Finale

http://www.nba.com/video/games/lakers/2016/04/14/0021501228-uta-lal-kobe-60-wsc.nba/

Kobe’s Final Press Conference

http://www.nba.com/video/games/lakers/2016/04/14/0021501228-uta-lal-kobe-final-presser.nba/

Kobe’s Final Words

Kobe’s Unforgettable Finale a Perfectly Drawn Portrait of a Unique NBA Career

by Howard Beck

An except from the article:

Saying good by:

“I had no plans to return for Kobe’s finale. Flying cross-country for one game seemed impractical.

That’s what I tried to tell him, anyway.

“What?!” Kobe bellowed, glaring and smiling simultaneously. “You can’t be here at 17 and not be here for f–kin’ 37, man!”

Seventeen being Kobe’s age when he turned pro. Thirty-seven being his age now.

“Come on, man!” he scolded, chuckling. “Finish the journey, man!”

The Wrap Up:

“In 19 seasons on the NBA beat, I’ve never met a more focused, more dedicated, more passionate individual than Kobe Bean Bryant. And I could not have imagined a more perfectly imperfect farewell than the one he orchestrated here Wednesday night. It was unreal, messy, exhilarating, memorable.

I finished the journey. It was worth it.”

Full Article:

Kobe's Unforgettable Finale a Perfectly Drawn Portrait of a Unique NBA Career

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Stephen Curry graced the court on Wednesday night and pushed his career stats into new heights.  Not only did Stephen set the League all time record of 402 three-pointers in a single season but he and the Warriors ended the game 125-104 for their 73rd game victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. Definitely an historical night.

Check out all of Stephen’s 402 Three-pointers for this season and his thoughts just hours before the game.

WATCH: All of Stephen Curry’s 402 Three-Pointers This Season

 

Here’s  a segment of the article, read the complete article on USA Today:

“I was watching some show where they were talking about Kobe’s last game,” the 27-year-old Curry told USA TODAY Sports. “And (they talked about) the fans who were my age, or a little younger, who didn’t get to see (Michael) Jordan play much but they saw Kobe play his whole career. … That was like passing the torch to him, (or) obviously LeBron (James) or whatever.”

The epiphany, you see, is that the torch is in his hands right now.

“For the youth that are watching today’s game and where it is, that would be something very special, in 15 or 20 years, (to) hear stories of kids growing up watching me play and being inspired by what I do on the floor, and how I play the game and what not,” Curry continued. “I have certain guys who I looked up to. Jordan, Kobe, those guys. Passing that on to doing my part to kind of keep that influence of basketball where it should be is kind of why I play the game.”

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/playoffs/2016/04/14/steph-curry-golden-state-warriors-all-time-great-lebron-james-nba-history/83051782/