Kobe Bryant played in his second to last game at Staples Center on Wednesday night, exactly one week away from his final farewell. The countless cheers, overall energy and standing ovations simply outweighed the Los Angeles Clippers handing the Lakers their 62nd loss of the season, which also happens to be a new franchise record.
After the game, Bryant explained why setting that record doesn’t bother him as much as one might think, and head coach Byron Scott discusses whether he thinks Bryant’s victory tour is impacting the younger players.
Julius Randle corralled a career-high 20 rebounds last night, actually becoming the youngest Laker since at least the 1983-84 season to grab 20+ rebounds, while rookie D’Angelo Russell surpassed Nick Van Exel (123) for most three-pointers made by a rookie in Lakers history, and now has 125 triples in his first year in the league.
Also in our post-game videos below, Chris Paul talks about what he’ll remember most about his final game against Bryant.
Kobe Bryant: ‘You Either Win A Championship Or You’re Sh*t’
Kobe Bryant’s Expectations For Final NBA Game Of His Career
Byron Scott After Lakers Loss To Clippers
Chris Paul After Final Game Against Kobe Bryant