As Kobe Bryant retired from NBA after a career spanning two decades, he made sure to make his last game one that fans would remember for years.
The Black Mamba scored 60 points, giving the Los Angeles Lakers a comeback victory against the Utah Jazz in Los Angeles.
The 37-year-old spent his entire career with the Lakers. He won five NBA titles and left the NBA as its third highest scorer.
“I can’t believe how fast 20 years went by. This is crazy,” the former NBA MVP said in an emotional speech. “We’ve been through our ups, we’ve been through our downs, I think the most important part is that we all stayed together throughout. I grew up a die-hard, I mean, a die-hard Laker fan. Die hard. And I knew everything about every player that has ever played here so to be drafted, and to be traded to this organization and to spend 20 years here, I mean, you can’t write something better than this.”
Many other sports stars and celebrities, including David Beckham, Jack Nicholson, Kanye West and Jay-Z, attended Bryant’s last game to bid him a fond farewell.
You can watch some of the best tributes in the video above.