#MambaDay was one to remember for Kobe Bryant, who has finally called it a career. And what a career it's been. Successful sneaker lines with multiple brands. Five NBA Championships. Two Finals and one NBA MVP. 18 All-Star appearances. But above all, the thing Kobe may be best remembered for, is his scoring.
Last season, he even passed Michael Jordan to overtake the number-three spot on the NBA's all-time scoring list. It's an achievement that was 19 years in the making, but his single biggest addition to that total came on a Sunday afternoon in 2006, when the Los Angeles Lakers found themselves locked in a tough game against the Toronto Raptors. Effectively carrying the team on his back, Bryant helped the Lakers erase an 18-point deficit by knocking down 28-of-46 shots en route to 81 points. That mark stands as the greatest of the modern era, and is only second to Wilt Chamberlain's 100 in 1962.
With Kobe’s retirement now here, we're taking a look back at his best scoring performances, and remembering the sneakers he wore during each—including his 60-point final game.