He's being lauded today at the end of his career, after closing the book on that amazing run with a 60-point effort against the Utah Jazz. Sixty points is an incredible tally.
Equally incredible is the 50 shots he required to reach it. Since 1983, only one player has taken 50 or more shots in a game. Even I can do that math.
Kobe, meet George. (Not Gheorghe.) George, Kobe.