Thursday, April 14, 2016

Black Mamba Has Me Up Too Late - Kobe Goes for 60 in Last Game

Kobe Bryant Scores 60 in Final Game

I was at Veterans Stadium in 1980 when the Eagles beat the Cowboys to go to the Superbowl.

I was at Citizens Bank Park in 2008 when the Phillies won the World Series and again in 2009 when Roy Halladay threw a no-hitter against the Reds in the playoffs.

I was at The Meadowlands when DeSean Jackson return the punt for a touchdown in December 2010 at the Miracle at The Meadowlands 3.

I saw Danny Ozark leave Greg Luzinski in for an inning too long and Manny Mota bunted for a single and Larry Bowa was called out even though he was safe.

I booed Burt Hooten off the mound in that same game and I saw Darryl Dawkins square off with Maurice Lucas in the first home game of the 1977 NBA Finals at the Spectrum.

I remember Villanova's 1985 Championship vividly, almost as clearly as I remember 2016.

But I have rarely seen anything like what Kobe Bryant did tonight. Here it is past 1:30 in the morning and I'm going to try to fall asleep after seeing him score 60 points in his final game at age 37 after 20 years in the league.

Sports sure are fun.

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