Basketball Legend Kobe Bryant Signs-Off With 60 Points In NBA Farewell
Basketball legend and five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant scored 60 points in his final game as he put an end to a hugely successful 20-year professional career with the Los Angeles Lakers.
His final points haul of 60 represents the sixth time the NBA’s third highest scorer had scored 60 points, beaten only by Wilt Chamberlain. Speaking after he helped LA Lakers come from behind to beat Utah Jazz 101-96, 37-year-old American Kobe Bryant said: “You can’t write something better than this.”
Basketball fans paid up to $27,500 (£19, 315) to see Bryant’s final game and he lived up to the billing as he attempted 50 shots on the night, the most by anyone in an NBA game in the last 30 seasons.
Bryant, who made his debut in November 1996, finished with 33,643 career points – third on the NBA’s all-time scoring list behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387) and Karl Malone (36,928).