Written by Liz Charre, Staff Writer
The NBA season closes off with a Hollywood end as of Wednesday, April 13, 2016.
First off, the man of the hour Kobe Bryant with 20 seasons with the Lakers, five-time NBA champion, 18 time All-Star, and 15-time member for the All-NBA Team. As the NBA star entered the Staples Center Arena one final time, the crowd went wild chanting “MVP, MVP, MVP.” Kobe, who has not scored more than 35 points this entire season, showed his determination and strived one last time in his Lakers uniform. He broke the record for most points in his last game passing Wilt Chamberlain. To close his final game, he scored 60 points and won the game for the Lakers. What a great way to end an incredible career.
Now, Kobe was not the only person breaking records. The Golden State Warriors made history as well winning the most games in a regular season. The Warriors entered Wednesday night with one win away from breaking the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls record of 72 wins in a regular season. With having only a 14% chance the last three games, the Warriors proved that they are the team to beat. They cruised through the Grizzlies beating them 125-104 and earning their 73rd win of the season. It has been the first time in NBA history that a single team has won more than 72 games.
It was a historical night on Wednesday. Records broke left and right, a phenomenal legend went down one last time, and a single team broke an NBA record with the most wins in a season. As mentioned before, April 13, 2016, is going to be a night that every basketball fan in this era is going to remember. Now as the season has concluded it is time to begin the playoffs. Tune in for more record-breaking updates. And on a final note, which team will win the NBA title this year? Would it be the Warriors making it two years in a row? Keep up with the NBA playoffs these next couple months and see what it has in stored for all viewers.