“What did we just see?!” Nick Young exclaimed as he recorded Kobe Bryant’s farewell speech on his iPhone.
Just moments before, Bryant had scored 60 points in his NBA finale and willed the Lakers to victory – just their 17th of the season.
Like most of the players on the Lakers’ roster, Young grabbed his phone after the final buzzer and made sure to capture Bryant’s last appearance on the NBA hardwood.
In the process, Young captured Jordan Clarkson’s reaction to the madness, and just like the rest of us, he was in shock.
Ryan Kelly also makes an appearance in the Instagram video, and is lost for words, too.
For fans, this performance was crazy to watch, but to actually play in this game and be in the huddle while Bryant took long, deep breaths to recover during breaks in the action? It had to be even more exhilarating.
The likes of Young, Clarkson and Kelly grew up watching Bryant tear up the league, and on Wednesday night they were at his side as he said goodbye to the game for good.
It’ll definitely make for an awesome story to tell the grandkids.