NASCAR drivers react to Kobe Bryant’s final game

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Chase Elliott during practice for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 17, 2016; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Chase Elliott during practice for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 17, 2016; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Chase Elliott during practice for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Real recognize real. Regardless of the sport, all athletes can respect greatness when they witness it.

When Kobe Bryant went off for 60 points in the final game of his career, the NASCAR community took notice. It was a great night for the NBA overall, leaving Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin switching channels throughout the night.

At the end of the night, all eyes were on Bryant after the Warriors clinched the historic 73rd win. That’s when the Black Mamba went off for the most points in the NBA this season. Here’s a look at some of the best reactions from around NASCAR.

 

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