Bryant dazzles Lakers one more time

Kobe Bryant gave the LA Lakers fans one last dazzling display of offensive skill in the final match of his NBA career.

Bryant’s career came to a close on Wednesday when the Lakers beat Utah Jazz 101-96, a victory in which he scored 60 points – on 50 shots – 23 of which came in the final quarter.

Wednesday’s victory was something of a storybook finish, with the 37-year-old taken more shots in an NBA game in the last 30 seasons, while scoring his sixth 60-pointer of his glittering career.

Bryant left the court to a standing ovation from the crowd with 4.1 seconds left, having scored more points in his last game than any other player.

He retires on third place on the NBA’s all-time scorers list, having won five championships.