Kobe Bryant: Is Kobe’s 81-Point Game as Important as Wilt’s 100?

September 3rd, 2011 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
On March 2, 1962, Philadelphia Warriors center Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in an NBA contest, but it's hard to comprehend the magnitude of the event because there is no video evidence that it exists.

Sure, there are a few grainy still shots and various news clippings concerning Wilt's still unequaled scoring record, but for the most part, it will always be a matter of imagination since you probably can't find five people who actually witnessed it.

On January 22, 2006, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant came as close to breaking Chamberlain's almost 50-year-old record as any other player ever has, and in contrast to Chamberlain, Kobe's phenomenal performance was played out on a global stage.

Bryant scored 81 points while shooting 28-for-46 from the field, and the total included 55 points in the second half. Not to mention that Bryant did all this in 42 minutes of court time.

More importantly, the world was able to view Bryant's accomplishment because the game was televised, and in case you missed it, ESPN inserted a segment into their rotation the next day which chronicled each of Bryant's 81 points over a period of 24 hours.< ...

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