What are the most memorable games of Kobe Bryant?

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Whether it's no. 8 or 24 that he's wearing, Kobe Bryant will always be number one in the hearts of die-hard fans. Throughout his storied NBA career, we have seen it all from the Black Mamba. From clutch shot after clutch shot, up to leading his Lakers team to a total of five NBA championships, and ultimately retiring as the 4th overall all-time points leader in the association, he has left no stone unturned. Taking the sports world by storm beginning in the 96-97 season, Kobe came out straight from Lower Merion High School to the big league at the young age of 17. Fans and insiders may have hailed him as the next Jordan but he has proved tons of occasions that he owns his own brand.

Known for his killer Mamba mentality, kids and pros alike have desired to emulate Kobe Bryant's approach to the game. His accolades are a proof of his tireless work ethic and relentless demeanor to create the perfect basketball player. Winning multiple NBA championships, a Finals MVP twice, a regular season MVP, All-Star game MVPs, and even a dunk contest trophy are just some of those that contribute to his best on-court moments. Up to Kobe Bryant's last game in 2016, he has given all that he has got to the game and fans surely want more. Unfortunately, Bryant met his untimely demise, leaving sports fans around the world heartbroken. While we await for his sure first ballot Hall-of-Fame induction, let's give a salute to one of basketball's biggest icons on and off the hard court. Scroll down to relive the most memorable games of Kobe Bryant's stellar career.

  1. 1Kobe's last game (2016)


    Kobe Bryant played his last game on April 13, 2016 against the Utah Jazz. The whole 48 minutes of action was a pure showcase of Kobe's abilities and by the end of it all, he has capped the night off with a 60-point performance. 

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  1. 2The Achilles Tear (2013)


    This game against the Warriors in 2013 was a must-win for the Lakers to keep their season alive. Late in the fourth quarter, Kobe's left achilles tore after drawing a foul. In one of the best displays of bravery that the NBA has seen, Kobe hit both free throws to tie the game despite being hurt.

  2. 3NBA Finals Game 7 (2010)


    In the final game of the 2010 NBA finals series against the Celtics, Kobe posted a 23-point and 15-rebound stat line. Ultimately, he won the game for his fifth overall championship trophy and his second Finals MVP recognition.

  1. 4The 81-point game (2006)


    On January 2006, the NBA was able to witness one of the highest-scoring games in basketball history. Kobe Bryant dropped 81 points against the Chris Bosh-led Toronto Raptors by way of a 55-point second half offensive explosion. 

  2. 5Kobe drops 62 on the Mavs (2005)


    As part of Kobe's scoring dominance during the 2005-2006 season, the Mamba put up an easy 62 points against the Dallas Mavericks. Kobe did it for only three quarters as he outscored the whole Mavs team all by himself even before the final period even began.


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