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Kobe's Last Hurrah & Coach K's Comments On A Brilliant Career

Kobe has one of the great curtain calls in NBA history.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 10: Head coach Mike Krzyzewski gives Kobe Bryant #10 a high five late in the fourth quarter against Argentina in the Men's Basketball semifinal match on Day 14 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 10: Head coach Mike Krzyzewski gives Kobe Bryant #10 a high five late in the fourth quarter against Argentina in the Men's Basketball semifinal match on Day 14 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
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Thursday marked the end of Kobe Bryant's long and highly successful NBA career.

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Naturally he's gotten a lot of comments from many different people, but one of the more interesting ones, certainly to folks here, was from Coach K, who called him "an assassin" and that "his preparation to win was as good as anybody's - EVER."

That's pretty great praise and apparently justified: for his final game, at the age of 37, he scored 60 points.

That's a hell of a farewell, even if he did have to take 50 shots to do it.

That's right, 50 shots, 21 three points attempts and 10-12 from the free throw line.

Not exactly peak efficiency, but a great way to ride off into the sunset.