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'Mamba Out:' Kobe Bryant Ends NBA Career With 60-Point Performance

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Kobe Bryant plays against the Utah Jazz in the final game of his 20-year career. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Kobe Bryant concluded his 20-season NBA career with a bang, scoring 60 points in a Lakers win over the Utah Jazz.

Bryant was in total #heroball mode, going 22-50 from the floor (making 6 3-pointers on 21 attempts). In the last three minutes of the game, Kobe made 15 straight points, including a 20-foot shot with 31 seconds left to help the team take their first lead since the 2nd quarter.

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In an ironic twist, Kobe's final play was an assist, with a big cross-court pass to Jordan Clarkson for a dunk.

After the game officially ended, Kobe addressed the crowd, saying, "I cant believe how fast 20 years went by, this is crazy, this is absolutely crazy."

"I grew up a diehard Laker fan—diehard," he continued. "To be drafted and traded to this organization, and to spend 20 years here... you can't write something better than this."

Ever the self-aware superstar, Kobe joked about his ballhog reputation: "The thing that had me cracking up all night long was the fact that I go through 20 years of everybody screaming, 'Pass the ball!' and on the last night they're like, 'Don't pass it!"

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Kobe went on to thank the fans "from the bottom of my heart" and his family for their "sacrifice."

"What can I say?" Kobe shrugged as he wrapped up his farewell. "Mamba out."

Watch Kobe Bryant's farewell speech below: