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Let's revisit Wednesday's game.

The Wizards lost 108-104 to the Lakers on Wednesday in Kobe Bryant's last game at Verizon Center. We even had a cameo appearance by one of our alumni, Michael Katz who wrote a quick story on one of Bryant's biggest fans.

Let's get to some links, roll call, and get ready for Friday.

Videos

Randy Wittman's presser is linked above. Bryant also spoke to the media in the room. Video links to the rest of the players are below:

Links to other recaps

Here are some recap links from Wizards and Lakers sites around the web:

Since Bryant is now officially on his farewell tour, there were plenty of takes on it by the D.C. media.

Even though the long-time Lakers' star has struggled to find his shooting form this season, he still will be able to show from time to time why he is The Black Mamba. It just won't happen as often. Unfortunately, the Wizards were at his mercy last night. Jerry Brewer of The Washington Post put it succinctly here:

If Bryant’s awful start had you wondering about the worth of his final season, if it had you covering your eyes and wishing he would abandon this stubborn final act and quit now, Wednesday night offered a counterargument. In summoning some verve that even surprised him, Bryant scored 31 points — 12 of which came in the fourth quarter — and lived up to the nickname he uses to describe his agelessness, Vino.

Before the game last night, Scott Allen of the D.C. Sports Bog wrote about Bryants' first game in Washington against the Wizards on March 2, 1998. He only scored four points on 2 of 7 shooting.

SB Nation's national team was quick to share highlights of the game, ranging from his vintage  31-point performance to the Verizon Center crowd chanting his name after the Lakers' victory.

Speaking about fans cheering for Kobe Bryant, one crazed fan ran onto the court to hug him as Bryant embraced Marcin Gortat once the game was final. J. Michael of CSN Washington also gave his take on the number of Lakers fans as well.

Roll Call

94 users commented 1,410 times in our first halfsecond half, and postgame threads last night. Since it was Kobe's last game in D.C. and he got back into vintage form, I wasn't surprised. Wall_Hopeful and Rice2012 both commented over 100 times.

Here's the table to see how you did:

# Commenter # Comments
1 Wall_Hopeful 119
2 Rice2012 108
3 BEALiever 79
4 Durant 76
5 NatP 61
6 CharGrayJ 52
7 Hands11 52
8 PeDroDr 51
9 Newjamarcus 47
10 novadada 45
11 elliotlevy2 43
12 JW2BB3 35
13 Illmatic12 32
14 DCrez 30
15 stevie 29
16 rvWizPH 27
17 Wadlez 26
18 wync 25
19 Hypemaster 25
20 Russellgood2573 24
21 Wizards Khalifa 22
22 WhyKnotUs 22
23 qthaballa 22
24 KB5 22
25 Nickdogggmoneycash 18
26 JimmyWall 16
27 KappakidToo 15
28 MarTrey 15
29 nichobert 14
30 MeToo 13
31 notoriousreg 13
32 ovechkinsgoal 10
33 Max Zamphirescu 10
34 The Hoops Guru 9
35 TilltheBitterEnd 9
36 ZonkerBL 8
37 TerpsDMV3 8
38 oneiroi 8
39 DCallday 8
40 TheBackCourt 8
41 wiz20 7
42 BmoreBulletsFan 7
43 John Wall Stan 7
44 12AaronJones21 7
45 Izzy.Bae 6
46 Born of Osiris 6
47 WALLsoHARD 6
48 Yeti60 6
49 Lossless 5
50 Hector12 5
51 ddavisxx10 5
52 WarsawKen 5
53 LeHalfrican 5
54 ATrueNigerian 4
55 Finnarious 4
56 Nolan Howell 4
57 WizardsFan 3
58 Demj 3
59 DCPerspective 3
60 tw10 3
61 Knowledge92 3
62 ThatOneGuyCpr 3
63 Quick Ain't Fair 3
64 IllCadillac 3
65 DrJ6 3
66 t0Shihiro 3
67 cheergirl 2
68 UNOIMRITE 2
69 teemd.polter 2
70 ccrun1800 2
71 WashWiz420 2
72 awais87 2
73 ThePGPhenomenon 2
74 season ticket holder 417 1
75 pcakes00 1
76 rotosportsbook 1
77 djnnnou 1
78 BackScreenLob 1
79 Jormond Wall 1
80 HijackedD 1
81 DCKRS 1
82 bbula 1
83 Jake Whitacre 1
84 MisterWu 1
85 DowSize 1
86 WindyRindy 1
87 kkaleta 1
88 henrylau11 1
89 Deeman18 1
90 Albert Lee 1
91 Krobify 1
92 mdd1970 1
93 little stevie colter 1
94 DCnhokies 1

Insightful Comments

elliottlevy2 sums up just how it feels like when the Wizards blow out a top team one day and take a crap on themselves the next.

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The crowd was definitely Kobe friendly last night, and Wizards Khalifa wanted to get an explanation from DMV area fans why we can't get enough support. Here's the dialogue:

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See you all Friday for the Suns game.