By Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard
See Ya Kobe
Kobe Bryant is a first ballot Hall of Fame inductee and in all likelihood will have a statue created of himself outside of Staple Center. He has won multiple MVPs, NBA Titles and he did go out on a relative high note. I say relative because while he did score 60 points in his final game, his team finished with the second worst record in the NBA recording a meager 17 wins.
Bryant will go down as one of the best in Lakers in the franchise’s history and one of the greatest players in NBA history. No doubt he would have prefered to have gone out with another NBA Title but as the song goes, you can’t always get what you want.
While Kobe was hanging 60 on the Utah Jazz in his final game, the Golden State Warriors were making NBA history by winning their 73rd game of the season.
And he does this for his first goal of the season.
Speaking of greats in Los Angeles, there is no one better than Vin Scully. On Friday he did only what Vin Scully could do, tell a story about killing a snake while never missing a pitch.
Come and Go
It’s one of the tougher pills to swallow in collegiate sports, coaches leaving for other jobs. Some do it rarely, others do it often but there may not be anyone who did it like Chris Beard.
Beard spent one season at Arkansas – Little Rock before accepting a job a UNLV only to leave a few weeks later for Texas Tech. It’s enough to make anyone frown. While it may be justifiable in the eyes of some, it is a tough pill to swallow for many. One of those is Yahoo Sports writer Kevin Iole. He wrote an opinion piece on the subject.
Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn may have been knocked into the boards but at least he posed for a picture when he got up.