Kobe Bryant enjoying his farewell tour at every stop

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) At every stop, in every road arena, Kobe Bryant is reflecting on 20 years of memories and many great games along the way.

He's enjoying every second of this farewell ride despite all the losing, which isn't exactly how he intended to go into retirement.

The 37-year-old Bryant returned to Oracle Arena on Thursday night and the site of his first career 50-point game to face the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors.

Bryant planned to play despite a nagging sore right shoulder and a right Achilles strain.