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 a pair of 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 3-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,...