The stars did not disappoint.
And the most-celebrated closing night in NBA regular-season history not only lived up to expectations, it might have exceeded them with two performances that will be talked about for years to come.
Golden State became the first team to win 73 games in a season, Warriors guard Stephen Curry scored 46 points and topped the 400 three-pointer mark to cap what will almost certainly be his second straight MVP campaign. Kobe Bryant's career with the Los Angeles Lakers ended in most surprising fashion — a 60-point game, the first time he's gotten to that plateau since 2009.
"I think this has been an amazing day for sports fans, basketball...