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.
60 Point Finale
Kobe’s Final Press Conference
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.”