Kobe Bryant Finished His Legendary Career With 60 Points And A Crunch-Time Victory

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Did you really expect anything less from Kobe Bryant? If so, that’s completely understandable. The Los Angeles Lakers legend has been a shell of his younger self for three years running. But not on Wednesday night.

In an absolutely jaw-dropping performance the basketball world will remember forever, Bryant scored 60 points – including 17 straight in a hotly contested fourth quarter – to lead his overmatched team to a 101-96 victory over the Utah Jazz.

Los Angeles’ epic comeback was nearly complete when Kobe drilled this three-point to make the score 96-95 Jazz as the fourth-quarter clock dipped below one minute.

The Lakers’ victory was essentially sealed after Bryant threw a pinpoint outlet to Jordan Clarkson for a dunk that put his team up five with four seconds remaining.

What else is there to say? Bryant put on an absolute show Wednesday night, offering his millions of fans across the globe a final glimpse of the five-time champion they came to adore. Hollywood couldn’t have written a better script for Bryant’s ultimate basketball swan song.

And what’s the best part? Maybe you really should have seen it coming.