Tonight, while some of us will be drooling over the fact that Golden State Warriors will more than likely set the record for the best NBA regular season of all time, the rest of us will be shedding tears and looking back on the career of a
living legend: Kobe Bryant.
The “Black Mamba” will be lacing them up and hitting the hardwood for the last time at the Staples Center this evening. As surreal as it may feel for many of us, we will have to endure an NBA future without seeing that signature jumpshot, hearing his name chanted from the rafters, or witnessing that one of a kind will to win. For inspiring countless generations to love the game and yell your name when shooting balled up paper into the garbage, we say: Thank You, Kobe Bryant.
Even though Kobe’s excellence as a player isn’t remotely in question, we feel like some of you need a reminder. Check out this legendary clip of the Mamba giving the Raptors 81-points back in January of 2006 (unless you’re Jalen Rose… you’ve gone through enough).