Warriors and Kobe Bryant

By. Michael Vislosky

The final night the NBA season last night was something special. The Golden State warriors did something that many people didn’t think would happen for years in breaking the Chicago Bulls win record, and Kobe Bryant went out like no one ever has, not even the greatest of all time, Michael Jordan.

The Warriors season was magical. The winning streak to start the season, ending the almost 20 year streak of futility in San Antonio, the MVP making 400 3’s, winning 73 games, and doing this while missing their head coach for a huge chunk of the season was remarkable. As a die hard Bulls fan my entire life, I never expected the Bulls record to be broken so soon, but I do not think I could imagine a better team doing it. The love that you can see this team shares for one another and the fun they have on and off the court is the reason why they were able to do this and why look out NBA for years to come.

I was never a huge Kobe Bryant fan when I was younger. I thought he was cocky and very arrogant. Then came a time when I realized something, I don’t like him because he is the closest thing to Michael Jordan there might ever be and in my eyes there could never be another Michael. I watched him and saw the things that I used to see Michael do when I was a kid, and saw how he and Michael talked about each other in interviews and realized as a Michael fan, I have to respect Kobe.

Last night was something no one saw coming, not even Kobe. A season of turmoil in LA, which at times probably made Kobe wish he did not come back, was almost wiped away with what he did last night. 60 points is almost unfathomable to say for a person who was retiring. Love him or hate him, last night everyone who saw that had respect for the man.

What will the NBA give us an encore in the Playoffs? LeBron getting a championship in Cleveland,(Johnny Football will bring a championship to Cleveland before LeBron does) the Warriors going 16-0? Whatever it is, and however great it is, no one will forget what they saw last night to end the 2015-2016 NBA regular season.