Lakers legend Kobe Bryant went out with a bang in his final night as an NBA player and scored 60 points against the Utah Jazz in an unexpected win. He broke a bunch of records in the process.
* Bryant recorded the NBA season-high in scoring in his final game, which is a very Kobe thing to do. It’s the sixth time he finishes an NBA season with the top scoring game of the year. It already happened in 2002-03, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09.
* Bryant last got 60 in 2009, when he was a 30-year-old guard on his way to a fourth NBA title. Kobe’s scoring mark against the Utah Jazz is Top 6 in his career.
* Bryant’s 50 field goal attempts are the most by a player since at least 1983-84, per Basketball-Reference.
With that many attempts, he joins a very select group of players in NBA history.
* Bryant fell short of the NBA record for most three-point attempts in a game. He was one away from tying JR Smith‘s mark.
* Wednesday night, Bryant became the oldest player in league history to score 60 points. No one 35 or older had scored that much in an NBA game. It’s not even close.