Kobe Bryant’s Last Game

Tony Davis, staff writer

Kobe Bryant’s prestigious 20 year career came to an end in the 2015-2016 NBA season.  The 2 decades of blood, sweat, and tears had started to wear him down, so retirement was his only option. Although fans across the league were heartbroken about his decision, they also knew the time would come. He also wanted to spend more time with his wife and 3 children, GiGi, Natalia, and Bianka.

The Lakers’s last game was against the Utah Jazz. The Playoffs were out of the question because the Lakers finished the season with a 16-65 record. A win in Kobe’s last game was a must, so he wanted to leave everything out on the court.

When the game started, the crowd gave Kobe a standing ovation to congratulate him for his retirement. His teammates wanted him to be as involved as possible, so they were constantly passing him the ball. By the end of the first quarter, Kobe already dropped 15 points, tying with Michael Jordan in his last game. Fans could already tell that Kobe will have an unforgettable last game. When the second quarter came, Kobe was already on fire. By the end of the second quarter, Kobe hit 22 points, while shooting 7-20 from the field.

Kobe knew that his time was almost up. Although he wanted to spend more time with his family, he still kept the passion of basketball in his heat. By the end of the game, Kobe stat sheet consisted of 60 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, and 1 block. The Lakers won their last game against the Jazz, advancing their record to 17-65.