Inside Kobe Bryant's final 60-point game through the eyes of Utah Jazz players

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  • Tom the Ute SLC, UT
    Dec. 19, 2017 10:46 a.m.

    Thanks Mr Warren. You pointed out that the game was more "an exhibition." This column by Mr Woodyard is weak. To add...the Jazz played like the Washington Generals at best, and the officials cooperated with that theme. Further, the Lakers did not "crush" the Jazz' playoff hopes...that was decided earlier in the evening with the Rockets victory, who owned the tie breaker. Kobe's "go ahead points" were meaningless, and there was no drama, but what the celebs were wearing. Again, the Lakers did not "eliminate" the Jazz. At least, Mr Woodyard noted that Hood was "smiling" when he said the game was "weird." I would call Mr Woodyard's artilcle fake news, but it's too obvious he's only trying to give Kobe a backdoor compliment at his retirement.

    Kobe had a great career, and I do think he respected the Jazz.

  • Steve C. Warren WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    Dec. 19, 2017 9:08 a.m.

    Sure, Kobe scored 60. But he made just 22 of 50 field goal attempts, which is pretty average.

    The game was more like an exhibition than a competition. His 81-point game, on the other hand, was a truly great performance.