Yesterday will easily be remembered as one of the most important days of regular season NBA play in history.
To kick things off, the Golden State Warriors surpassed the 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls for the most wins in a regular season ever (73 wins). They'll now enter the playoffs as the front runner, while attempting to defend their current title.
One would think that the Warriors new record would have been the biggest sports news yesterday, but no, Kobe Bryant put up one of the most fantastic final performances of all time. After 20 years in the league, Kobe played his final game last night, and in true Black Mamba fashion, he scored 60 points. 60. Talk about putting on one last show. Love him or hate him, you've gotta admit that Kobe Bryant will go down as one of the best players to ever grace an NBA court, and after a couple of rough seasons recently, he reminded us all of his greatness. I know I'll miss watching him play (although I'll be curious to see what the Lakers can do with all of the extra salary cap space they'll be gaining).
If you missed last night, ESPN covered both Kobe's final game and the Warriors' new record in extreme detail.
Meanwhile, I'll just be over here waiting for the playoffs to start and crossing my fingers that the Rockets will not get swept (let's be real, it was pretty miraculous that they even made the cut).