Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant played his last game five years ago today. The Hall of Famer, who passed away in January of 2020, ended his basketball career in style, scoring 60 points in a memorable night at the Staples Center. We turn back the clocks and remember Kobe’s final game. Speaking of Bryant, did he try to recruit Dallas Mavericks great Dirk Nowitzki to the Lakers? Chat Sports host Chase Senior dives into all of this on the Lakers Report.
Lakers Memories: Looking Back At Kobe’s Last Game 5 Years Ago Today + Did Kobe Recruit Dirk?
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