In his final NBA game Wednesday night, Kobe Bryant scored 60 points — helping the Los Angeles Lakers defeat the Utah Jazz, 101-96. He scored 23 points in the final quarter.
The Associated Press reports:
It was a storybook finish, the sixth 60-point game of his career. It also was the most shots taken by anyone in an NBA game in the last 30 seasons, according to STATS. Bryant checked out with 4.1 seconds left, serenaded by “Kobe! Kobe! Kobe!” chants. He retires as the NBA’s No. 3 all-time scorer and won five championships. No one in NBA history ever scored more points in his last game.