In one week, Kobe Bryant’s illustrious 20-year-career will be over. We’ve watched a man relentlessly grapple with the likes of Jordan, LeBron, Shaq, and more over a span of two decades. Kobe’s competitive fervor never changed. His stone-cold demeanor always was amplified during the final stretches of games. There was always a switch. He would morph into a full-fledge sniper and gun his adversaries down with no regard. For that, we loved Kobe. With just a few more games left in his career, we decided to pay homage to the Black Mamba.
Check Out Kobe’s Gutsiest Moments Ever!
Kobe Goes For 81 Against the Raptors
Kobe did the unthinkable when he torched the Raptors for a whopping 81 points. Basket after basket, Kobe clawed his team back to not only win, but make history.
Kobe Sticks a Dagger into the Heart of Phoenix
The Mamba struck again when he played the Suns in Game 4 of the 2006 Playoffs. First, he tied the game up with a layup. Then, in overtime, he pulled up in the face of two defenders and nailed a game-winner at the buzzer. Sadly, the Lakers would lose that series in seven games, after they blew a 3-1 lead.