Love Him or Hate Him You Can’t Deny Him: Kobe Bryant

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

mamba out

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