With the Lakers recent struggles and Kobe Bryant‘s unfortunate run-in with injuries in recent years, we may have watched his final playoff performance already. Reminiscent of his past, his final playoff game to date saw him score 42 points and do his best to will an undermanned Lakers team to victory.
Over the course of 220 career playoff games, Bryant has put up more than few memorable games. His last game was his 13th 40-point game. His seven trips to the Finals have resulted in many career-defining moments.
But what has been Bryant’s best playoff series? Does his last playoff series make the cut of his five greatest playoff series? How many of those seven Finals series find their way into the top five, if any?
Let’s look at Bryant’s five best playoff series.