Mamba out! It was a night for the record books on Wednesday. Two NBA games managed to break Twitter for unrelated reasons that caused even President Barack Obama to weigh in online.
First, L.A. Lakers legend Kobe Bryant wrapped up his two-decade career by scoring 60 points in his final game against the Utah Jazz -- the most points ever made by a player in his final game.
Naturally, the internet went wild, with stars cheering on Bryant’s incredible career and unbelievable swan song.
Longtime Lakers supporter Adam Levine tweeted, “Kobe. Legend. Thank you for 20 years of inspiration. #MAMBA.” His wife, Behati Prinsloo, also shared a selfie with her man at the final game, writing, “Saying goodbye to a legend #mambaout #kobebryant.”
Kendall Jenner simply tweeted, “KOBE,” and her brother-in-law, Kanye West, posted a photo of his yellow shirt that read, “I Feel Like Kobe” and also shared a pic of his ticket, writing, “At the God’s last game.”
Demi Lovato got in on the action, tweeting, “#ThankYouKobe still gotta play that game of horse soon @kobebryant… SHUT THE F**K UP WITH THIS GAME RIGHT NOW #ThankYouKobe… What a f**king G…. #LegendaryExit.”
Magic Johnson tweeted, “.@kobebryant scoring 60 points in his last game is the greatest final performance that I’ve ever seen in sports!” And Shaquille O’Neal wrote, “Thanks for the memories Kobe #34 #24 #8 #mamba #diesel Bibb.”
But Bryant’s farewell wasn’t the only record smashed on Wednesday night. The Golden State Warriors also brought home their 73rd regular season victory, which broke the Chicago Bulls’ record, even prompting President Obama to tweet.
“Congrats to the @Warriors, a great group of guys on and off the court,” he wrote. “If somebody had to break the Bulls’ record, I’m glad it’s them.”
The basketball-loving Commander-in-Chief also shared a funny meme of himself dancing, writing, “Big night of basketball -- @Warriors chasing 73 and a farewell for an all-timer, @KobeBryant. NBA fans feeling like:”
Warriors guard Stephen Curry also took to Twitter following his team’s big win, writing, “First let me say congrats to Kobe on an unbelievable career. 20 years! You set the bar on the court… Tonight was special. #73. We did something that’s never been done in the History of the league. Together.”
The combined events literally caused Twitter to briefly go down from all the fan excitement. And despite her ex, Lamar Odom, and her brother-in-law, Kanye West, being at the Lakers game, Khloe Kardashian seemed oblivious to the outage.
“Did twitter go down for everyone? I was typing away and then all of sudden couldn’t sent any tweets!!!” she wrote.