Jan 22, 2011

Kobe Bryant's 81st Point

Kobe Bryant performance of 81 points in one game

Kobe Bryant dunks a couple of his 81 pointsAfter two quarters of the January 22, 2006 game against the Raptors, the 18,997 fans in the stands of the Staples Center were getting ready for another Laker loss when suddenly they became witnesses of a piece of history: Kobe Bryant scored 55 points in the second half to total 81 points, the second-best scoring show of all times and the best in 44 years.
The only record standing in top of Kobe's 81 points is the legendary 100-point performance of Wilt Chamberlain against the New York Knicks on March 2, 1962. Although they say that records are made to be broken, before this winter Sunday, Chamberlain's record seemed unreal, impossible to repeat in this era because it was set in an NBA where the worst scoring team averaged 111 points, and Chamberlain averaged 50.4 points in that 1962 season.
In 44 years after that 100-point game, only Chamberlain, David Thompson and David Robinson scored more than 70, but no one more than 73. Suddenly 100 is a number that although still improbable, is not impossible to reach, at least for this Kobe Bryant that has taken his game to a higher level.


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