Former Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant reflected on his final game in an interview with ESPN’s Baxter Holmes, as Thursday will mark a full year since , outscoring the Utah Jazz 23-21 in the fourth quarter. Looking back, Bryant sounds like he’s still a little mystified by what happened.
“After the first couple minutes, I was like, ‘Oh, s—,'” Bryant says. “It became apparent really, really quickly that this night was not going to go down with me just playing OK. It was either going to have to be an epic one or the worst one ever, because they were just going to keep throwing me the damn ball and the crowd wanted me to shoot every time — almost to the point where I felt bad for my teammates, because if they took a shot, the crowd was ready to boo. So it was like, ‘Oh, s—. I gotta go.'”