And nearly two months later, the recently retired Los Angeles Lakers icon still can't believe that he scored 60 points (on 50 shots, no less) against the Utah Jazz in his career finale.
While promoting the special legend edition of NBA 2K17, which features Bryant on the cover -- Paul George is on the cover of the regular edition -- the Mamba revisited the madness of the final game of his career (alongside George and former teammate Rick Fox):
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Kobe Bryant, Paul George and Rick Fox chopping it up pic.twitter.com/yRqzBwOf0t— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) June 2, 2016
Kobe on his last game: "I still can't believe it happened. I don't know where the hell it came from. There were no signs of that happening."— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) June 2, 2016
One of the best parts for Bryant, besides scoring that many points and going out with a W, was impressing his daughters, Natalia, 13, and Gianna, 10, one last time:
Kobe: "My kids got to experience the younger Kobe for once. I got a chance to be cool in front of them." pic.twitter.com/QBRHAHmbIJ— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) June 2, 2016
Whether you love him or you hate him, you can't help but respect that Bryant went out on his own terms -- even if he couldn't believe it himself.