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The 20 Most Kobe Bryant Moments Of All Time

The Lakers legend ends a 20 year career tonight.

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5. When he put out a rap song featuring Tyra Banks.

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6. When he devastated the Blazers in the 2000 Western Conference Finals.

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Portland was up 15 at the beginning of the fourth quarter, but Bryant lead a comeback and sealed the game with this alley-oop to Shaq.


10. When he outscored the entire Dallas Mavericks team for three quarters during a 2005 regular season game.

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When Kobe sat down after the third quarter on December 20th, 2005, he had 62 points. The Mavericks as a team had 61 points. This would be Kobe's career high until...

11. ...That time he dropped 81 points on the Raptors.

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Kobe's 81 points are the second most ever scored in an NBA game (second only to Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game in 1962).


12. When he changed his number in the beginning of the 2006 season.

Kobe never gave a direct reason for the change, but it didn't hurt jersey sales at all. And Kobe says he wants the Lakers to retire #24 rather than #8.

15. The fourth championship.


After Kobe and Shaq parted ways, people questioned whether Kobe could win another ring without the dominant big man. Kobe (along with Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom and Ron Artest) put that speculation to rest in the 2008-09 season.


19. When he made two free throws with a torn achilles.

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Kobe tore his achilles tendon in an April 2013 game against the Golden State Warriors, but he still had to go to the line to shoot two free throws after the injury. He sunk them both.

20. Whatever happens tonight.

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Regardless of how Kobe plays tonight, the fact that one of the best players of all time is hanging up his jersey means there will be an excess of *feels* in the building.