Kobe Bryant Scores 18 In His Last Game(?) at MSG | Kobe’s Best Games At MSG
Remember Kobe dropping a MSG record 61 in 2009? 46 and that crazy reverse dunk in 2003? Flirting with a monster triple double (39/11/8) as he dueled with Jamal Crawford in 2007? His duel with Jeremy Lin 2012? How about facing off against Jordan during the 1998 All-Star game?
On Sunday, in what may be Kobe Bryant’s final game at MSG, the 37 year old supestar didn’t have one of those historic nights but the brutal Knicks fans still showed him love. Some even chanted “MVP” as he shot free throws.
“To be able to come here and have the performances that I’ve had here in this building, I feel extremely, extremely fortunate,” Bryant said.
I can remember my first game coming in here, not knowing what the hell to expect and what to do, but just being in such a great arena and then to be here 20 years later and to have that happen feels amazing.”
Bryant finished with 18 points (6-19 shooting) and this was just the 2nd time in his last 9 games at MSG that he failed to score at least 30.
Carmelo finished with a game-high 24 points and gave a special shout-out to a Laker fan that kept heckling him throughout the game.
He also talked about how the game wont be the same without the Mamba in the league.
“I told him, I said it’s not going to feel the same with him being gone,” Anthony said. “Him helping me kind of throughout my career, being that guy I can talk to, it’s not going to be the same.”
KOBE BRYANT’S TOP PERFORMANCES AT MSG
So in honor of Kobe’s (most likely) last game at MSG, here’s some of his most memorable performances in the building.