We’re getting deep into the playoffs, but Utah Jazz star Gordon Hayward is still reflecting on Kobe Bryant’s last game.
Well, Kobe scored 60 points on 50 shots and most of those shots were on Hayward himself.
“It was like being a part of a showcase, or being in a video game. There wasn’t really much normality about it. A guy scored 60 points and took 50 shots. There was something different as far as his aggressiveness. I think every time he touched it, you knew he was going to try to shoot it, or try to score, or try to get something going. He’s always an aggressive player, but that night, he was ultra-aggressive and tried to score on every single possession.”
However, for most of the game, the Jazz were in total control until the weighing moments.
In the closing minutes, everything that transpired kind of shocked us, to be honest. We were up double digits for most of the second half, and we led by 10 with about three minutes to go. So when Kobe started hitting shots and the game started to get close, a lot of us were in shock.”
Getting ring six would’ve been the ideal way for Kobe to go out, but this wasn’t a bad consolation prize for the ‘Black Mamba’.