What a day. Kobe Bryant retires from the NBA and a record that has stood for 20 years has been broken. It truly is the end of an era. As a Chicagoan, I can’t say was distraught over Kobe retiring, but I can’t ignore five championships, an 80-point game and two MVP awards. Kobe is truly one of the greatest ever.
He scored 61 points in his final game.
That being said the Golden State Warriors can now make the argument that they are the greatest team ever assembled after breaking the Bulls’ record of 72-10. The Warriors are now 73-9 and have solidified themselves as one of the greatest teams in NBA history. Stephen Curry has arguably become the ace of the NBA and you can’t hate on him. He is deadly behind the three point line; his team loves him and they are the defending champions. As much as I want to boo them, I can’t and Steve Kerr is their coach, so the Bulls legacy still lives on … kind of. Golden State still has to win the championship in order for this to really hold weight; however, they have accomplished what many thought would never be possible.
Kobe Bryant retiring and Golden State setting the record for most wins during an NBA season represents the end of an era and a beginning of another. My son will be rubbing this new record in my face for a while, but records were made to be broken. Kudos to Kobe and the Golden State Warriors for making history.