Kobe Bryant will never step foot on an NBA court again as a player, but that doesn’t mean we’ve stopped talking about him. Not yet, anyway.
If anything, Bryant’s clutch performance to give the Lakers the win over the Jazz helped inspire others to look back at his best and most memorable plays spanning the 20 years he was in the league. Where do you begin? There are so many. But thanks to YouTube user m2e1iriko, we have at least 50 that we can look back on and admire. Are they Bryant’s 50 best plays of all time? That’s impossible to decide. Even if you thought endlessly about it, there are going to be plays omitted.
The best thing to do is worry less about the rankings themselves and concentrate more on enjoying everything that made Kobe one of the all-time greats. From his circus shots to his game winners, from his defensive plays to his career-high 81 points, and everything in between, Kobe did it all.
So take about 16 minutes if you have them and check out the video above. Are these Kobe’s 50 greatest plays ever? (For the record, there are well more than 50 shown, so chances are something you thought should have been included in fact was included.)