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Kobe Bryant was very nearly late for his 60-point finale with the Lakers - here's why

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No longer is Kobe Bryant the pillar of the L.A. Lakers like he was for two decades.

The Black Mamba retired from the game last April as one of the greatest of all-time. On his way out, he dropped 60 points on the Utah Jazz to dumbfound even the most optimistic of critics who thought his best days were behind him.

But in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Vino revealed how close he was to turning up late to the game.

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“I was actually at the office until 16:00 or 16:15 editing a bunch of short stories, and lost track of time,” Bryant told the Wall Street Journal’s Dennis K. Berman. “And I looked at my watch, ‘Oh…I better go home. I got my last game to play.'”

Kobe is one of the most driven and determined people on the planet; there's no surprise that he would be so engrossed in his new endeavours.

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The Purple and Gold defeated the Houston Rockets on the opening night of the 2016-17 season to get off to an exciting start under new coach Luke Walton, but the memories of Kobe and his five championships will not erase quickly.

His new passion, Kobe Studios, is geared towards producing films and novels, but how ironic would it have been if that would have deprived him of his very own fairytale ending on the hardwood?

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