Kobe Bryant’s 20-year run in the NBA was filled with iconic moments, countless awards, a fistful of championship rings, epic scoring performances and so much more. Even in his final game with the Lakers Kobe outdid himself, scoring 60 points in a 101-96 victory over the Utah Jazz at Staples Center.
In celebration of Kobe Bryant’s illustrious career, ESPN has announced that the final game will re-air tonight at 9pm ET.
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Kobe’s final game came on April 13, 2016 and it was an absolute spectacle, a fitting conclusion to the Black Mamba’s basketball career. The future Hall of Famer put up 60 points on 50 shots in front of a star-studded crowd that included a plethora of NBA legends and celebrities. However, as Bryant explained after the game, the best part was being able to put on a show for his kids.
“The coolest thing is that my kids actually saw me play like I used to play,” Bryant said. “It was like, ‘Whoa, Dad!’ I said, ‘Yeah, I used to do that.’ They were like, ‘Really?’ I was like, ‘Dude, YouTube it.’ ”
Relive the magic tonight at 9pm ET on ESPN.