Last night marked the last match of Kobe Bryant’s career. A career so long and prosperous, it is only an example for the generations to follow. The match itself, against the Utah Jazz was overshadowed by the fact it was Mamba’s last. And he went all out, scoring a whopping 60 points. 

The emotions ran wild, as the crowd cheered his name:

  I can’t believe how fast 20 years went by. This is crazy… This is absolutely crazy. I grew up a die hard Laker fan. I knew everything about every player that’s ever played here, so to be drafted and then traded into this organisation and to spend 20 years here… I mean, you can’t write something better than this. (…) All I can do is thank you guys for all of the years of support.

And you know what’s funny, the thing that had me cracking up all night, was the fact I go through 20 years of everybody screaming to pass the ball, and last night they’re like: “Don’t pass it!”. This has been absolutely beautiful. I can’t believe it has come to an end. (…) Thank you, guys, from the bottom of my heart.  To my family, thank you for all your sacrifice. (…) What can I say? Mamba, out.