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.
Kobe is the oldest player to score 50 Pts since MJ in 2001.
He's the oldest player ever with 60. pic.twitter.com/zHVe7vRI68
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