There are few things more fitting for Kobe Bryant to end his career on than a 60-point performance of a lifetime and a victory. Stephen Curry scored 46 points in three-quarters during Wednesday night's triumph over the Memphis Grizzlies.
After the Lakers beat the Utah Jazz, Kobe thanked his fans and family in a touching speech.
Here is the bucket that put him over 50.
In the final game of his storied career, Kobe Bryant scored 60 points and even managed to overshadow the Golden State Warriors as they became the greatest team in National Basketball Association history.
"I've felt their support and that was a really close team", said Kerr, a reserve guard on that '95-96 club.
"I appreciate the journey we have been on, there have been a few ups and downs but the most important part is that we all stayed together throughout". He finished with an assist before checking out for good with 4.1 seconds left in just the Lakers' 17th win of the season.
Giant displays commemorating Kobe Bryant's career have been added outside Staples Center before his last NBA basketball game, a contest against the Utah Jazz, in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday, April 13, 2016. And secondly, Bryant's Lakers teammates fed him the rock incessantly throughout the night, as he needed a whopping 50 shots - a single-game record in the modern era - to get his point total. "I just want to keep pushing myself".
Known as the "Black Mamba", Bryant hung up his boots after 20 seasons, five championship rings and 18 All-Star selections with the Lakers. His teammates last night were feeding him constantly, trying to give him the opportunity to go out in style.
Bryant broke out into laughter on the court when he told fans he found his last game amusing because for 20 years of playing for them they had been screaming out "pass the ball".
He didn't leave Wednesday until giving one final glimpse of why this night was 20 years in coming.
"I'm a Laker fan again starting tomorrow", said Michele Siqueiros a longtime local who loved Magic Johnson's teams of the 1980s. Wearing a yellow t-shirt designed for the occasion - a flock of " I Feel Like Kobe " - YEEZY Kobe Bryant sent a message of thanks: " We love you, Kobe!"
Bryant then walked out to center court, applauding the fans with his hands raised high, then lifted his right arm in tribute before blowing kisses to the crowd.