Steph Curry honoured Kobe and celebrated Warriors' historic night in two Tweets

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There were two storylines dominating the attention of NBA fans on Wednesday night; the Golden State Warriors going for a historic 73rd win of the season, and Kobe Bryant bidding farewell to the league after 20 years.

Both events lived up to expectation too, as the Warriors cruised to a 125-104 win over the Memphis Grizzlies and Bryant rolled back the years to drop 60 points on the Utah Jazz.

Taking time to reflect on what was one of the most memorable nights in the NBA's regular season history, Golden State's leading man, Stephen Curry, has since taken to Twitter to pay tribute to what has been accomplished - both in the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

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While the two moments were vying for fan's attention last night, in the context of the 2015-16 season they were taking place at other ends of the spectrum.

The Warriors have been historically good this year and sit atop the NBA standings on route to surpassing the 72-10 Chicago Bulls regular season record many thought would never be beaten.

Kobe, meanwhile, has been part of a historically bad Lakers team who, despite their win against Utah, finished the regular campaign rooted to the bottom of the Western Conference.

Curry's comments, though, highlight the link between Wednesday's accomplishments. Bryant, not far off his 38th birthday as he heads for retirement, has inspired an entire generation of players with his performances and attitude over the past two decades.

Those players are now taking on the mantle as the NBA's best just as the Black Mamba calls time on his career. Clearly Curry, the league's MVP in waiting and its new poster boy, is one of those who have been inspired by Bryant's achievements down the years.

As Curry says, Kobe "set the bar" for the new generation to aspire to. What Curry and Golden State have done this season has now set the bar for every team that follows them in the years to come.

You never know, if Curry can continue to spearhead what is a dominant GSW roster for several more years to come, the point guard might just get his own stunning send off in a decade's time.

For now, though, everyone involved can simply be thankful that they were around to see two of the NBA's most iconic moments take place.

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