Everyone knew Kobe was going to shoot and keep shooting during his last ever game. That’s why you heard a joke from every other person about how he was going to take 25 shots. Or 30. Or maybe he’d even approach as many as 35.
But 50? Fifty? And dropping 60 points while doing it?
We’re never seeing that another time. No one is ever again doubling up the scoring leader’s seasonal average in an NBA finale. You can book that.
So, for one more time, let’s enjoy some of the best moments from Wednesday night’s miraculous showing from one of basketball’s best all-time characters: