Sunday, January 26, 2020

Farewell to Kobe

Since the news broke around 3 p.m., the airwaves have been filled with memories of Kobe Bryant.
It reminded me to check Dustbury, who chronicled the NBA before he passed in September.
Sure enough, the search engine found Kobe's final road contest in 2016 was in Oklahoma City.
It was the last home game of the season, which was one event: it was Kobe Bryant’s last-ever road game, which was another. The combination of the two was a bit baffling at times, but the desired results were obtained: Kobe knocked down 13 points in the first quarter, in Kobe-like fashion, and the Thunder, after a 10-point lead at halftime, went on to trounce the Lakers 31-13 in the third quarter on the way to a 112-79 blowout. And there was lots of purple and gold in the house, an appreciation for a man who almost always played like he had his eye on the Hall of Fame.

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