Curry congratulated Bryant, who offered his own kind words.
“He told us to chase history, keep doing what we’re doing,” Curry said. “He’s a guy that’s won multiple championships, knows the grind it takes to get that done. So, he’s just passing the torch.”
Curry scored 26 points, with his first eight baskets coming on 3-pointers, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Los Angeles Lakers 116-98 Thursday night in what was likely Bryant’s last game in Oakland.
Bryant had eight points, six rebounds and three assists in 27 1/2 minutes. It was the Lakers’ final regular-season visit to Oracle Arena, and Bryant plans to retire after the season.
“This place has always been a special place to play,” Bryant said. “They’ve always been great fans. To have that appreciation from them tonight was pretty awesome. I was really stiff, but I thought it was the right thing to do, go back in the game and play and try to