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ko8e24
02-05-2010, 02:14 AM
http://www.nba.com/alldecade/vote10/?ls=iref:nbahpt1


Nominees:

2000, Shaq scores 61 on his birthday

The Diesel puts on a show against the Clippers, scoring 61 points on his 28th birthday.



2001, MJ oldest player with 50 points

MJ proves he still has it, becoming the oldest player in history to score 50 points.




2004, T-Mac with 13 in 35 seconds

Tracy McGrady improbably rallies the Rockets with a stretch run for the ages.




2005, Kobe outscores Mavs after 3

Through three quarters, Kobe Bryant outscored the Mavs by himself, 62-61.



2006, Kobe drops 81 on the Raptors

Kobe enters the record books with the second-greatest scoring night in NBA history.



2009, LeBron scores 52 at MSG

The King puts up 52 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists in the basketball mecca of MSG.

Ovratd1up
02-05-2010, 02:22 AM
Lots of good ones. Kobe is easy choice, but I'm going with the Rocket's improbable comeback. That was just amazing to watch.

KG2TB
02-05-2010, 02:24 AM
I think it has to be Kobe's 81

B.JenningsMVP
02-05-2010, 02:26 AM
So many other Kobe performances could've been on here... 61 MSG... 4 striaght 50+ point games.. what was it like 45 in the first half against MJ... I wouldn't have been surprised if all of the choices were Kobe performances lol hahaha :)

TheKing23
02-05-2010, 02:26 AM
T-Mac's 13 in 35 seconds for me.

still1ballin
02-05-2010, 02:30 AM
kobe 81 hands down

Lakersfan2483
02-05-2010, 02:32 AM
Kobe's 81 point game was definitely the best individual perfomance of the decade. His team was down by 20 and he put on a perfomance for the ages scoring 55 pts in 2 quarters..... Amazing game to watch.

jumpman52313
02-05-2010, 02:32 AM
my vote is for mcgradys 13 points in 35 seconds...i remember watching that game live it was crazy. Kobe's 81 was good too but i have to give it to tmac...i mean kobe had 81 the 2nd highest scoring ever def somethin special but the fact he took 46 shots doesn't seem right(just my opinion)...mcgradys peformance against bruce bowen and the spurs was better in my eyes

shep33
02-05-2010, 02:34 AM
I think Kobe is #1 and #2... 81 is just simply incomprehendable... and 63 in 3 quarters is sickening. I actually don't see the 81 being broken any time soon by a 2 guard, or even anyone for that matter. Then 63 in 3 quarters, with the cool thing being after 3... Kobe 62 Mavericks 61. One player outscores the opposition by himself... man thats almost as good if not better than 81. He was rolling that night 62 on 31 shots... heck honestly his 61 at the garden should've been on that list too.

BigDaddyKaine
02-05-2010, 02:35 AM
Kobe's 81 and it's not even close.

CityofTreez
02-05-2010, 02:36 AM
I remember Kobe Bryant outscoring the Mavericks. It was the greatest Laker game i've seen.

God damn Lakers always beat us (Kings), but when Kobe does his magic against the Mavericks, I can never root against that!

alexander_37
02-05-2010, 02:36 AM
13 in 35 that was against one of the top defensive teams in the league against one of it's best defenders.

Kobe played the raptors ...........

Lakersfan2483
02-05-2010, 02:37 AM
I think Kobe is #1 and #2... 81 is just simply incomprehendable... and 63 in 3 quarters is sickening. I actually don't see the 81 being broken any time soon by a 2 guard, or even anyone for that matter. Then 63 in 3 quarters, with the cool thing being after 3... Kobe 62 Mavericks 61. One player outscores the opposition by himself... man thats almost as good if not better than 81. He was rolling that night 62 on 31 shots... heck honestly his 61 at the garden should've been on that list too.

Imagine how many pts. he would have ended up with had he played the 4th quarter? Scary thought....

ko8e24
02-05-2010, 02:42 AM
my vote is for mcgradys 13 points in 35 seconds...i remember watching that game live it was crazy. Kobe's 81 was good too but i have to give it to tmac...i mean kobe had 81 the 2nd highest scoring ever def somethin special but the fact he took 46 shots doesn't seem right(just my opinion)...mcgradys peformance against bruce bowen and the spurs was better in my eyes

:confused: Raptors were kicking Lakers' arse until up to the middle of the 3rd qtr, and it wasn't like Pau Gasol was on that team, Bynum was a rookie barely getting any playing time, lamar Odom was the inconsistent one, and our starting PG was smush parker with starting center kwame brown. Who else was gonna "take the shots". LAME ARGUMENT



And T-Mac's performance was LEGENDARY. But of the 4 field goals he made, one of them were in Bowen's face, and it was on a pull up 3 pointers in transition. In fact, 3 of the 4 shots he made in the final 35 seconds were in transition. It wasn't like Bruce Bowen was playing his dirty tricks and T-Mac was making those shots. Bowen wasn't the primary defender in those final 35 seconds, lol.

ko8e24
02-05-2010, 02:45 AM
13 in 35 that was against one of the top defensive teams in the league against one of it's best defenders.

Kobe played the raptors ...........



Then I thnk we should just hunt down Kobe Bryant at his home in Newport Beach, CA and torture and kill him, his wife and their 2 daughters because he scored 81 points against the "Raptors".

alexander_37
02-05-2010, 02:47 AM
Then I thnk we should just hunt down Kobe Bryant at his home in Newport Beach, CA and torture and kill him, his wife and their 2 daughters because he scored 81 points against the "Raptors".

Im down lets do it!

nitric
02-05-2010, 02:50 AM
Kobe's 81 by a hair. Tmacs 13 in 35 was just amazing

jumpman52313
02-05-2010, 02:50 AM
:confused: Raptors were kicking Lakers' arse until up to the middle of the 3rd qtr, and it wasn't like Pau Gasol was on that team, Bynum was a rookie barely getting any playing time, lamar Odom was the inconsistent one, and our starting PG was smush parker with starting center kwame brown. Who else was gonna "take the shots". LAME ARGUMENT



And T-Mac's performance was LEGENDARY. But of the 4 field goals he made, one of them were in Bowen's face, and it was on a pull up 3 pointers in transition. In fact, 3 of the 4 shots he made in the final 35 seconds were in transition. It wasn't like Bruce Bowen was playing his dirty tricks and T-Mac was making those shots. Bowen wasn't the primary defender in those final 35 seconds, lol.

look im not saying kobe's wasn't anything special it is legendary, but if u played the game of basketball and EVER took 46 shots in ONE game u would understand what im saying...i played basketball i couldnt imagine attempting 36 (plus 20 free throws dont know how many came off loose ball fouls) I don't care who is starting for you that's ALOT of shots....

ManRam
02-05-2010, 02:51 AM
Kobe will win. Everyone loves scoring totals.

But I voted for T-Mac just because I can. That was the craziest thing I've ever seen, even more so than 81 points.

BkOriginalOne
02-05-2010, 02:58 AM
K-K-Kobe.

effen5
02-05-2010, 02:58 AM
kobe 81 theres no contest for this one.

_KB24_
02-05-2010, 03:05 AM
If you don't pick Kobe's 81, your just delusional. That is the greatest offensive outburst in NBA history, better than Wilt's 100.

PLAYERS FAN
02-05-2010, 03:09 AM
my vote is for mcgradys 13 points in 35 seconds...i remember watching that game live it was crazy. Kobe's 81 was good too but i have to give it to tmac...i mean kobe had 81 the 2nd highest scoring ever def somethin special but the fact he took 46 shots doesn't seem right(just my opinion)...mcgradys peformance against bruce bowen and the spurs was better in my eyes

Jordan shot 49 shots and score 64 points vs Orlando Magic in the 92-93 season and lost:D Because it's Jordan I know you will not dare to say shooting 49 shots on a championship team doesn't seem right!:rolleyes:

JiffyMix88
02-05-2010, 03:13 AM
t-macs 13 in 35 seconds i remember watching that game and all the rockets fans left the building and i dont ever think ill see something like that again

JiffyMix88
02-05-2010, 03:13 AM
If you don't pick Kobe's 81, your just delusional. That is the greatest offensive outburst in NBA history, better than Wilt's 100.

lmao homer

jumpman52313
02-05-2010, 03:16 AM
Jordan shot 49 shots and score 64 points vs Orlando Magic in the 92-93 season and lost:D Because it's Jordan I know you will not dare to say shooting 49 shots on a championship team doesn't seem right!:rolleyes:

just because he's jordan doesn't change anything for me i still think 40+ shots is way to much for any player no matter who are who you play for..its just my opinion just like your entitled to yours. I played the game for an organized team
i couldn't imagine taking 46 or 49 shots that's absurd..

Chacarron
02-05-2010, 03:30 AM
Kobe's 81 points no doubt. Only once has a player scored more than 81 and you all know who.

PLAYERS FAN
02-05-2010, 03:36 AM
just because he's jordan doesn't change anything for me i still think 40+ shots is way to much for any player no matter who are who you play for..its just my opinion just like your entitled to yours. I played the game for an organized team
i couldn't imagine taking 46 or 49 shots that's absurd..

Much respect to your consistent opinion!

NBA-GMaster
02-05-2010, 03:40 AM
1. 2004, T-Mac with 13 in 35 seconds
against the SPURS!! (Defending Champs)

2. 2006, Kobe drops 81 on the Raptors

2. 2001, MJ oldest player with 50 points

Tie(4&5) 2000, Shaq scores 61 on his birthdayand 2009, LeBron scores 52 at MSG

last. 2005, Kobe outscores Mavs after 3

NBA-GMaster
02-05-2010, 03:42 AM
t-macs 13 in 35 seconds i remember watching that game and all the rockets fans left the building and i dont ever think ill see something like that again

I was shocked that the rockets win that game..:speechless:

JiffyMix88
02-05-2010, 03:49 AM
I was shocked that the rockets win that game..:speechless:

same here i remember when he was shooting the three and got fouled and being like if he makes this....the look on the spurs player's face was priceless

STAT1
02-05-2010, 03:52 AM
of course they have to find a way for lebron to get on the list. fcuk this is so annoying, gets off his genitals.

Bashna
02-05-2010, 03:55 AM
of course they have to find a way for lebron to get on the list. fcuk this is so annoying, gets off his genitals.

Are you serious? That is definitely up there...is it the winner? No, had it been a triple double (which it probably should've been) it would be ranked a bit higher, but still not the winner...

I'm going with Mj's 50 pt game, right ahead of Kobes 81, then Mcgrady.

If you WATCHED the Joradn game, you probably understand. It was mind-boggling. I watched the Kobe game, and yes, it was a feat of amazing, but he did take TONSSSSSSSSSSSS of shots, but he beasted it and did what he does best which is score. Amazing games by both players.

Evolution23
02-05-2010, 04:14 AM
kobe 81 was insane

bchissie
02-05-2010, 05:03 AM
81 point game

LeBroom
02-05-2010, 08:23 AM
People here keep on talking about that Kobe took SO MANY SHOTS.

FYI, it's not THAT EASY to score 81 points. Ofcourse YOU HAVE TO TAKE A LOT OF SHOTS TO GET 81 pts. And yes, Kobe is human, he will get tired, and he will miss a lot of the shots he jacked up late in the game (When you put on a scoring barrage like that, you're bound to get tired at some point).

I just find it idi0tic to even comment on how many shots he took,

GUYS it's not 60 pts, not 65, not 75, IT's FR33king 81...

And no, Kobe is not my favorite player.

And right now, I can't choose between Kobe's 81, and T-Mac's 13 in 35 sec,..

T-Mac's 13 in 35 seconds is just SICK AS HELL.

SlaterRaps
02-05-2010, 09:33 AM
Kobe's 81 was legen-wait for it- and i hope your not lactose intolerant because the next word is-dary

astrosmaniac
02-05-2010, 09:49 AM
:confused: Raptors were kicking Lakers' arse until up to the middle of the 3rd qtr, and it wasn't like Pau Gasol was on that team, Bynum was a rookie barely getting any playing time, lamar Odom was the inconsistent one, and our starting PG was smush parker with starting center kwame brown. Who else was gonna "take the shots". LAME ARGUMENT



And T-Mac's performance was LEGENDARY. But of the 4 field goals he made, one of them were in Bowen's face, and it was on a pull up 3 pointers in transition. In fact, 3 of the 4 shots he made in the final 35 seconds were in transition. It wasn't like Bruce Bowen was playing his dirty tricks and T-Mac was making those shots. Bowen wasn't the primary defender in those final 35 seconds, lol.

being in transition makes it even more unlikely. its hard to run down the court and hit a pull up 3, much less 4 of them in 35 seconds! he also had to draw a foul, which almost every nba knows to let a jump shooter shoot, but he got the foul anyway

MacFitz92
02-05-2010, 10:06 AM
McGrady's 13 pts. was by far the most amazing performance. Any time a team is down by 10 with less than a minute left, I mean just talking about it makes myself question if it was even real.

Double_R
02-05-2010, 10:34 AM
Kobe's 81 was the most insane, but the 13 in 35 by Tmac was real close, and it's funny that they find a way to put Lebron in there, that game he had was serious, but shouldn't be in the same sentence as Kobe's 81 and Tmac's comeback.

I love how they talk like Lebrons game was in historic MSG, yea it was, but it was against a garbage team.


It should be down here with some pretty legit games by Dwight Howard

Magic center has 45 points, 19 rebounds and eight blocks in overtime victory over the Bobcats.

Or his 30 points, 19 rebounds, 10 blocks, 3 Ast in a win vs the thunder first time since Hakeem in 96' somebody had numbers like that

Baller1
02-05-2010, 12:08 PM
This is no disrespect to Kobe's 81, but I think that will happen again one day.

T-Mac's however, will never happen again.

ldc62
02-05-2010, 12:10 PM
Close the thread... discussion is over.

Winner: Kobe's 81

ko8e24
02-05-2010, 01:52 PM
I think half of us are torn b/w Kobe's 81 and T'mac's 13 in 35.

Okay, kool..... I have no problem if T-Mac's 13 in 35 wins. Whatever. That was a performance I've never seen, and it was super super clutch, and he just ripped the heart of the spurs and stomped on it.



Now, I ask......why is LeBron on this list????


Hell, Kobe's 61 @ MSG was better than that 'take away the rebound from the stat sheet, I have to try to out-do what Kobe did 2 nights prior and show up my Cavs FO that I may just leave for New York in 2010 to play at MSG performance'

lol





Other better ones were Kobe's 9 straight of 40 or more, Kobe's 4 straight of 50 or more (65, 50, 60, 50), Antawn Jamison with 2 straight games of scoring 51 pts (the second game he and Kobe both scored 51, but Warriors beat Lakers in a regular season game in Golden State in 2001)


Kobe's NBA Record 12 3-pointers. And I believe Donyell Marshall also would later tie Kobe.

Kobe's 42 pts in the first half, 8/10 3-pt FG against Jordan and the Wizards, MJ's final game in LA. Kobe finished that game with 55 pts.



Sorry, I may be a "homer", but IMO, 4 of the top 5 individual performances of the decade should deservedly involve Kobe Bryant. The other 1/5th of course relating to T-Mac's awesome 13 in 35.

effen5
02-05-2010, 01:53 PM
Lebron shouldn't even be in this list....

first he was playing the Knicks and second didn't Kobe do the same thing just days before?

1) Kobe 81
2) Tmac - RIDICULOUS
3) Jordan - 51 at age 38

TheKing23
02-05-2010, 02:49 PM
Don't get me wrong, the Kobe performance was incredible, but he was playing against one of the worst defensive teams in the league and was being defended by Mo Pete. He shot the ball incredibly but still missed 18 shots.

I'm gonna get flamed like hell by the Laker (Kobe) fans for this but I think if an elite player (LeBron, Wade, Kobe, Melo, Durant etc.) is clearly feeling it and they're playing against a poor defense, 46 shots would get them close to 81. We've all seen those nights when LeBron's come out and gone for 20 in the first quarter on 7-7 shooting, and Durant has had games this season where he's shot something like 16-24. If these player's attempted half of their team's field goals and kept it going throughout the night I could see one of them breaking the 80 point barrier.

T-Mac's 13 in 35 seconds will never be replicated. I think it is more deserving because it was not only against the best defensive team in the league but it was also completely necessary for his team to win. 20 of Kobe's 81 came when the game was kinda out of Toronto's reach (about 94-103 with 5 or so minutes left). Please don't get me wrong, Kobe's performance was one for the ages, something we can all tell our kids about, but I was personally more amazed by what T-Mac did.

Raph12
02-05-2010, 02:52 PM
Kobe's 81, or his 62-61 outscoring of the entire Mavs team in three quarters.

STAT1
02-05-2010, 02:54 PM
Are you serious? That is definitely up there...is it the winner? No, had it been a triple double (which it probably should've been) it would be ranked a bit higher, but still not the winner...


are you kidding?! you wont remeber that performance in 5 years. it doesnt belong anywhere near that list.

Chacarron
02-05-2010, 03:18 PM
What impresses me most about Kobe's 81 point performance is the fact that he had to score all those points to win the game for the Lakers. The Lakers were behind most of the game and Kobe had to score that many points because nobody else seemed to be stepping up and that team was terrible.

MJ-BULLS
02-05-2010, 03:30 PM
kobe's 81 point game for me, was just a awesome performance, even though the raptors defense was just horrible.

ChiSox219
02-05-2010, 03:33 PM
Don't get me wrong, the Kobe performance was incredible, but he was playing against one of the worst defensive teams in the league and was being defended by Mo Pete. He shot the ball incredibly but still missed 18 shots.

I'm gonna get flamed like hell by the Laker (Kobe) fans for this but I think if an elite player (LeBron, Wade, Kobe, Melo, Durant etc.) is clearly feeling it and they're playing against a poor defense, 46 shots would get them close to 81. We've all seen those nights when LeBron's come out and gone for 20 in the first quarter on 7-7 shooting, and Durant has had games this season where he's shot something like 16-24. If these player's attempted half of their team's field goals and kept it going throughout the night I could see one of them breaking the 80 point barrier.
.

Jordan drops 93 on that Raptors team if he feels like it.

But he saves stuff like that for when it really matters.

kblo247
02-05-2010, 03:51 PM
Kobe's 62 through 33 minutes against Dallas's 61 for 36 minutes trumps his 81 and anything I have ever watched one guy do because they ran everyone they had on that team at him to stop him.

He just torched them one after another while not playing a full 3 quarters of basketball, and the fact that he outscored the Mavs of all teams by himself was something special.

81 was great because he brought his team back by basically saying give me the ball and get out of my way because you aren't getting the job done, but most of the 62 was done in the rhythm of the triangle sets over just steady clear outs and isos.

I still think to this day that if he doesn't sit that 4th quarter he hits 90 that night.

aZekuiS
02-05-2010, 03:52 PM
T-Mac's 13 in 35 seconds for me.

:nod:

DodgerBulls
02-05-2010, 03:56 PM
here comes the hommmmmmmmmer.

jennings 55 and kobe 81 had similar numbers.
kobe shot more therefore he scored more. jennings shot just under 40 which is a lot too, but scored decent. they had the same 3points made but definitely lesser FTA for jennings. Can Jennings performance be considered for this category or we'll wait for another 10 years? He did rallied the team just like Kobe too. Not to mention, he's only a rookie.

JabberJaw
02-05-2010, 04:34 PM
The funny part about any of you arguing that Kobe took too many shots (46) to get to his ridiculous 81 pts, is that you are just searching for a negative in arguably the greatest individual performance in an nba game. He shot over 60 percent from the field. It would be one thing if he shot in the 40% range or even the 50% range, but it was over 60%. That is LIGHTS OUT!
Now, I would have Kobe's performence as the most memorable, because guaranteed that is what people will talk about and remember when discussing this 10+ years from now. That being said, I think T-Mac's 13 pts in such a short time was absolutely RIDICULOUS! It's right there with Kobe's 81 IMO. I would put a notch below, but not far from.
And yes, they had to get Lebron's 52 in there because they knew they'd be struck by lightening for not mentioning "the King", even though Kobe set the MSG record just before that (61 pts). So, Lebron's nomination is quite comical to be honest. Great game, but definitely not going down as one of the most memorable games of the decade. Great game none the less.

JabberJaw
02-05-2010, 04:36 PM
Jordan drops 93 on that Raptors team if he feels like it.

But he saves stuff like that for when it really matters.

Hahaha!

JordansBulls
02-05-2010, 04:37 PM
Kobe's 62 in 3 quarters IMO was better than his 81 point game. Simply because it was done against an elite team that year.

NiTEFuRY
02-05-2010, 04:43 PM
Win: Kobe's 81
Place: Shaq's 61
Show: MJ oldest to 50

JNA17
02-05-2010, 04:44 PM
1.) Kobe Bryant's 81.
2.) Kobe Bryant beats Mavs in 3 quarters with 62-61
3.) T-Mac's 13 in 35 seconds.
Rest: who cares

lol at the people that think just because it's the raptors any player can get 81.

RadiantShot
02-05-2010, 04:48 PM
It's obviously between Kobe's 81, and Tracy's 13 in 35.

I'm going to say T-mac though.

When have you seen something even close to that happening

JNA17
02-05-2010, 04:53 PM
It's obviously between Kobe's 81, and Tracy's 13 in 35.

I'm going to say T-mac though.

When have you seen something even close to that happening

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUEFA0JYMGo

RadiantShot
02-05-2010, 04:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUEFA0JYMGo

That's not close.

4 Minutes?

But Yeah, I've already seen this video. The kid that was always on the bench with the disorder came in, and owned every1.

JNA17
02-05-2010, 04:57 PM
That's not close.

4 Minutes?

But Yeah, I've already seen this video. The kid that was always on the bench with the disorder came in, and owned every1.

so? when have you seen a highschool kid score 20 points in 4 min? In their first game lol? 20 in a whole game is hard for a lot of highschool kids anyway and to do it in 4 min was pretty insane as well

td0tsfinest
02-05-2010, 04:59 PM
http://www.nba.com/alldecade/vote10/?ls=iref:nbahpt1

2006, Kobe drops 81 on the Raptors

Kobe enters the record books with the second-greatest scoring night in NBA history.



This night will forever haunt me. I think this is the reason that keeps me from really liking Kobe.

ko8e24
02-05-2010, 05:09 PM
This night will forever haunt me. I think this is the reason that keeps me from really liking Kobe.

had it been any other superstar, he'd be flexing, jumping around, dancing, mouthing the lyrics to a rap song, screaming off the top of his lungs, taking photo shoots, doin the moonwalk and **** like that.

But, he just went about his business, leading his team from a double-digit deficit in the 3rd qtr, and after he hit that final free throw to get 81, he went to the bench pointing up to the air acknowleding the fans and his grandmother in the stands, who was there watching his first NBA game ever.

ChiSox219
02-05-2010, 05:11 PM
had it been any other superstar, he'd be flexing, jumping around, dancing, mouthing the lyrics to a rap song, screaming off the top of his lungs, taking photo shoots, doin the moonwalk and **** like that.

But, he just went about his business, leading his team from a double-digit deficit in the 3rd qtr, and after he hit that final free throw to get 81, he went to the bench pointing up to the air acknowleding the fans and his grandmother in the stands, who was there watching his first NBA game ever.

Who do you think he copied that attitude from?

ko8e24
02-05-2010, 05:12 PM
Who do you think he copied that attitude from?

Matt Barnes

Squad13
02-05-2010, 05:29 PM
Who do you think he copied that attitude from?

Copied an attitude? give me a break, that's one of the dumbest things I've read on PSD.

ChiSox219
02-05-2010, 05:40 PM
Copied an attitude? give me a break, that's one of the dumbest things I've read on PSD.

Sure it is, you ever read/listen to Bill Simmons? He talks about it all the time.

jim51990
02-05-2010, 05:59 PM
i say t-mac then lebron then kobes 81
ive watched kobes 81 a couple times and watching chuck up shots while having two guys on him with wide open teammates is not something to say was a great achievement entertaining yes but not the way the game should be played

ko8e24
02-05-2010, 06:09 PM
i say t-mac then lebron then kobes 81
ive watched kobes 81 a couple times and watching chuck up shots while having two guys on him with wide open teammates is not something to say was a great achievement entertaining yes but not the way the game should be played

Wow, I cannot believe you are using this as a way to denigrate the man's performance.

I swear to God when this man is retired, you'll never see anyone like him that has the combination of basketball smarts/IQ, skillz, talent, clutch, drive, competitiveness, nastiness, killa instinct, blood-boilin stubborness, the will to win, fundamentals etc etc etc


Not one, and I mean one player in the league today has every single one of those aspects. NOT ONE



NOT ONE!

Bruno
02-05-2010, 06:37 PM
my vote is for mcgradys 13 points in 35 seconds...i remember watching that game live it was crazy. Kobe's 81 was good too but i have to give it to tmac...i mean kobe had 81 the 2nd highest scoring ever def somethin special but the fact he took 46 shots doesn't seem right(just my opinion)..mcgradys peformance against bruce bowen and the spurs was better in my eyes

Yeah, but he made 28 of those 46 shots. That's 60% FG shooting. He was 53% from three (7-13) and 90% (18-20) from the line that game. It was one of the most efficient games he's ever had.

To all the T-Mac people. How is 35 seconds of excellence better than 42 minutes of domination? People never talk about the rest of T-Macs game that night against the Spurs. He shot 41% for the entire game, and only had 33 points for the entire game. If it wasn't for those final 35 seconds, he would have finished the night with 20 points and a FG% well under 40%. What TMac did was madness, but he had a mediocre game up until that final half minute; it doesn't compare to 81 in one game, sorry.

ManRam
02-05-2010, 06:41 PM
Yeah, but he made 28 of those 46 shots. That's 60% FG shooting. He was 53% from three (7-13) and 90% (18-20) from the line that game. It was one of the most efficient games he's ever had.

To all the T-Mac people. How is 35 seconds of excellence better than 42 minutes of domination? People never talk about the rest of T-Macs game that night against the Spurs. He shot 41% for the entire game, and only had 33 points for the entire game. If it wasn't for those final 35 seconds, he would have finished the night with 20 points and a FG% well under 40%. What TMac did was madness, but he had a mediocre game up until that final half minute; it doesn't compare to 81 in one game, sorry it's not even close.

The thread doesn't say best individual game, it says best performance. I can understand people thinking that what T-Mac did during those 35 seconds was more impressive than what Kobe did for the entire game. I don't know if I agree...but I don't think it's a ludicrous belief.

Bruno
02-05-2010, 06:52 PM
The thread doesn't say best individual game, it says best performance. I can understand people thinking that what T-Mac did during those 35 seconds was more impressive than what Kobe did for the entire game. I don't know if I agree...but I don't think it's a ludicrous belief.

I don't think I can get behind that logic. 1 game= 1 performance, IMO. Are we really going to sit here and say that one 35 second segment was T-Macs entire "performance" for the night? It wasn't, he played an entire game. I have a hard time isolating 35 seconds of one game, and ignoring the other 43 and a half minutes while discussing "best performance", especially since TMAC had a bad fg% for the night.

I don't want to take anything away from what TMAC did because it was incredible, but to argue that what he did in 35 seconds is more impressive than what Bryant did in three quarters, or over an entire game, while ignoring the rest of the game he played is tunnel vision, imo.

TheKing23
02-05-2010, 06:59 PM
had it been any other superstar, he'd be flexing, jumping around, dancing, mouthing the lyrics to a rap song, screaming off the top of his lungs, taking photo shoots, doin the moonwalk and **** like that.

But, he just went about his business, leading his team from a double-digit deficit in the 3rd qtr, and after he hit that final free throw to get 81, he went to the bench pointing up to the air acknowleding the fans and his grandmother in the stands, who was there watching his first NBA game ever.

Someone sounds bitter from the beatdown we gave you a couple of weeks ago...

Gibby23
02-05-2010, 07:10 PM
Don't get me wrong, the Kobe performance was incredible, but he was playing against one of the worst defensive teams in the league and was being defended by Mo Pete. He shot the ball incredibly but still missed 18 shots.

I'm gonna get flamed like hell by the Laker (Kobe) fans for this but I think if an elite player (LeBron, Wade, Kobe, Melo, Durant etc.) is clearly feeling it and they're playing against a poor defense, 46 shots would get them close to 81. We've all seen those nights when LeBron's come out and gone for 20 in the first quarter on 7-7 shooting, and Durant has had games this season where he's shot something like 16-24. If these player's attempted half of their team's field goals and kept it going throughout the night I could see one of them breaking the 80 point barrier.

T-Mac's 13 in 35 seconds will never be replicated. I think it is more deserving because it was not only against the best defensive team in the league but it was also completely necessary for his team to win. 20 of Kobe's 81 came when the game was kinda out of Toronto's reach (about 94-103 with 5 or so minutes left). Please don't get me wrong, Kobe's performance was one for the ages, something we can all tell our kids about, but I was personally more amazed by what T-Mac did.

Lebron, Wade, Melo, or Durant haven't even scored 60 in a game yet. 81 is 25 more than Lebrons career high.

TheKing23
02-05-2010, 07:21 PM
Lebron, Wade, Melo, or Durant haven't even scored 60 in a game yet. 81 is 25 more than Lebrons career high.

And none of them have ever attempted more than 40 shots in a game. If you re-read my post I said they have the potential to go out and drop a score similar to Kobe's if they took that amount of shots and were in that perfect rhythm all night.

The stars have to be aligned perfectly for such an incredible individual performance, but i'm just saying all those players have the ability to emulate his achievement.

Gibby23
02-05-2010, 07:25 PM
And none of them have ever attempted more than 40 shots in a game. If you re-read my post I said they have the potential to go out and drop a score similar to Kobe's if they took that amount of shots and were in that perfect rhythm all night.

The stars have to be aligned perfectly for such an incredible individual performance, but i'm just saying all those players have the ability to emulate his achievement.

No they don't, they haven't shown it. Score 60 first. Kobe had 60+ in 3 Q against the Mavs in 33 min and that would be Lebrons career high.

heathonater
02-05-2010, 07:25 PM
kobe's 81 points should win it. however, tmac's 13 points in 35 seconds will come in at a close second.

bluefire7002
02-05-2010, 07:29 PM
Ok.......Let me ask the question that is on everyone's minds.....

WHY THE **** IS LEBRONS 52, 10, AND 9 PERFORMANCE EVEN ON THIS LIST?

1. It wasn't even a triple double in the first place.

2. Kobe scored 61 just two weeks earlier and it was the highest scoring total in Madison Square Garden History....How is Lebrons almost triple double better than that? If anything, Kobes 61 should be on here...not this overhyped garbage. BTW, I don't even think Kobe's 61 should be on here.

3. Dozens of other players have had similar or better stat lines than that in the past decade.

ITS A ****ING JOKE THAT LEBRON IS ON THIS LIST IMO...WHAT A DISGRACE TO T-MAC, SHAQ, KOBE, AND JORDAN TO HAVE THEIR PHENOMENAL PERFORMANCES COMPARED TO THIS OVERRATED GARBAGE THAT NIKE HAS ONCE AGAIN PULLED OUT OF THEIR ***** TO OVERHYPE LEBRON ONCE AGAIN.

IT MAKES ME WANT TO THROW UP EVERY TIME I SEE CRAP LIKE THIS. MAKES ME WANT TO BOYCOTT BUYING ALL NIKE PRODUCTS BECAUSE ITS NIKE THAT MAKES LEBRON WHO HE IS MORE THAN HIS BODY OF WORK. ANY GROWN MAN (I can understand why a homerish child would) WHO VOTES FOR LEBRON ON THIS ONE IS A COMPLETE ****ING ****** AND SHOULD BE TOWEL WHIPPED WITH A WET KOBE JERSEY 100 TIMES.

Completely agree when I saw him on this list. Seems to me like they just had to put him in this list so they picked this game, but honestly if they are going to put that in why not add another kobe performance since he scored 61points at MSG 2 days before Lebron tried to outperform him. so much that he forced it to get that extra rebound i remember (which was taken off days later).


And none of them have ever attempted more than 40 shots in a game. If you re-read my post I said they have the potential to go out and drop a score similar to Kobe's if they took that amount of shots and were in that perfect rhythm all night.

The stars have to be aligned perfectly for such an incredible individual performance, but i'm just saying all those players have the ability to emulate his achievement.

Yea i guess any superstar caliber player has the "ability" to do what kobe did, but no one in the last.. (however long the NBA has been around) has been able to do what kobe did (other than wilt's 100pts). That should tell you something of how awesome a performance it was.
Other than that, I say Mcgrady's performance was awesome too. You dont see that every so often either. But i just cant get over Lebron's MSG performance being on there. You see players at least every week be a rebound/assist away from a triple double so what makes lebron so special?

ChiSox219
02-05-2010, 07:34 PM
If Lebron can score 16 points in 2 minutes I think he score 81 against a poor defense if he felt it was the best way to win the game.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyd4NPvzKQg

Raps18-19 Champ
02-05-2010, 07:34 PM
Kobe's 81 is first no doubt.


Although it always impresses me how traditional centers can score so much when they barely get any points off 3 point or free throws.

So Kobe's 81 then Shaq 2nd for me.

Bruno
02-05-2010, 07:54 PM
If Lebron can score 16 points in 2 minutes I think he score 81 against a poor defense if he felt it was the best way to win the game.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyd4NPvzKQg

Yeah, but he hasn't, end of discussion. We're talking about games that have actually happened here in this thread, not about what he or another player may, or may not be able to do in some hypothetical situation that you've created.

showtym24
02-05-2010, 08:02 PM
**** outta here its gotta be kobe's 81, then 62 in 3.

Baller1
02-05-2010, 08:03 PM
If Lebron can score 16 points in 2 minutes I think he score 81 against a poor defense if he felt it was the best way to win the game.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyd4NPvzKQg

Holy ****. I have never, ever seen that.

I sat here smiling to myself after every shot like a ****ing loser, but that was just incredible.

Baller1
02-05-2010, 08:04 PM
Yeah, but he hasn't, end of discussion. We're talking about games that have actually happened here in this thread, not about what he or another player may, or may not be able to do in some hypothetical situation that you've created.

The point is, it will happen again one day.

T-Mac's will never happen again. And that's why I voted for him.

thedfactor
02-05-2010, 08:08 PM
81, TMac was amazing, but how can I not go with 81

ChiSox219
02-05-2010, 08:25 PM
Yeah, but he hasn't, end of discussion. We're talking about games that have actually happened here in this thread, not about what he or another player may, or may not be able to do in some hypothetical situation that you've created.

You're right, and I doubt Lebron ever comes close to 81. Lebron does his Jordan thing and then when he's double and triple teamed he does the Magic Johnson thing.

I've seen a few posts asking how can Lebron's MSG game be on the list over Kobe's, well:

Kobe: 3 assists, 0 rebounds, 1 block, 2 TO's

Lebron: 11 assists, 9 rebounds, 2 blocks, 3 TO's

So while Kobe scored 9 more points, the 8 assist difference easy accounts for the gap in points scored.

Oh yeah, Lebron's game was the second half of a back-to-back (3rd game in 4 days), Kobe had a day off before his performance.

Bashna
02-05-2010, 08:29 PM
LOL i could've seen this threads outcome a mile away. Kobe fans, uhhg. Ruin everything, even simple discussion...

Raps18-19 Champ
02-05-2010, 09:02 PM
Ok.......Let me ask the question that is on everyone's minds.....

WHY THE **** IS LEBRONS 52, 10, AND 9 PERFORMANCE EVEN ON THIS LIST?

1. It wasn't even a triple double in the first place.

2. Kobe scored 61 just two weeks earlier and it was the highest scoring total in Madison Square Garden History....How is Lebrons almost triple double better than that? If anything, Kobes 61 should be on here...not this overhyped garbage. BTW, I don't even think Kobe's 61 should be on here.

3. Dozens of other players have had similar or better stat lines than that in the past decade.

ITS A ****ING JOKE THAT LEBRON IS ON THIS LIST IMO...WHAT A DISGRACE TO T-MAC, SHAQ, KOBE, AND JORDAN TO HAVE THEIR PHENOMENAL PERFORMANCES COMPARED TO THIS OVERRATED GARBAGE THAT NIKE HAS ONCE AGAIN PULLED OUT OF THEIR ***** TO OVERHYPE LEBRON ONCE AGAIN.

IT MAKES ME WANT TO THROW UP EVERY TIME I SEE CRAP LIKE THIS. MAKES ME WANT TO BOYCOTT BUYING ALL NIKE PRODUCTS BECAUSE ITS NIKE THAT MAKES LEBRON WHO HE IS MORE THAN HIS BODY OF WORK. ANY GROWN MAN (I can understand why a homerish child would) WHO VOTES FOR LEBRON ON THIS ONE IS A COMPLETE ****ING ****** AND SHOULD BE TOWEL WHIPPED WITH A WET KOBE JERSEY 100 TIMES.

Ok you snapped.

The fact that you got Lebron bowing down to Kobe on your sig makes this whole thing even funnier.

It's a stupid poll. Kobe already got 2 there. We all know Kobe is gonna win. Why bother over it then?

Bruno
02-05-2010, 09:22 PM
You're right, and I doubt Lebron ever comes close to 81. Lebron does his Jordan thing and then when he's double and triple teamed he does the Magic Johnson thing.

I've seen a few posts asking how can Lebron's MSG game be on the list over Kobe's, well:

Kobe: 3 assists, 0 rebounds, 1 block, 2 TO's

Lebron: 11 assists, 9 rebounds, 2 blocks, 3 TO's

So while Kobe scored 9 more points, the 8 assist difference easy accounts for the gap in points scored.

Oh yeah, Lebron's game was the second half of a back-to-back (3rd game in 4 days), Kobe had a day off before his performance.

Dude, why do you automatically assume that I'm against LeBrons MSG game? If you were to ask me, I'd tell you Id take LeBrons stat line at MSG last year over Bryants pretty easily. But I'd also say, no way does LeBron have that game unless Kobe rips it up like he did a few days earlier in NY. That's why LeBron and Bryant are the best, because they motive each other to be better than the other, they have huge respect for one another. Bryant never has anything but admiration for LeBron, and neither should Laker fans, and vise versa; but its hard to be reasonable when the two teams are competing against each other to be the best team, it's natural to hate on the other. It's time for the fans to recognize these guys as equals (for now), and to appreciate the fact that we get to watch them go at it for all the marbles, or play together as teammates for team USA.

Like a few Laker fans have said here, I take Bryants 62 in three quarters over his 81 game. The fact that he did it against Dallas (who went to the finals that year) is absolute madness. LeBron and Kobes game at MSG last year aren't the most impressive performances to me because they did it against the Knicks. Theres so much hype on those games because it was MSG, but lets get real, they put up those games against one of the worst teams in the NBA.

I take :
62 in three quarters.
81.
TMAC


Plus, even if I thought Bryants game was better than James at MSG, Bryant was already recognized twice by this list, and I don't think Bryants 61 at MSG is the 3rd best game he's ever played. Putting the whole LeBron and Kobe thing aside, that wasn't even one of this top five games ever, why would it be on this list? Bryant at MSG has no place on this list, IMO

_KB24_
02-05-2010, 09:24 PM
LOL @ some of you homers. Lebron has the "potential" to score 80 points??????? The guy hasn't surpassed 60, talking about 80. The GOAT Jordan, did not even get 80+, and your saying Lebron can?

Bruno
02-05-2010, 09:24 PM
The point is, it will happen again one day.

T-Mac's will never happen again. And that's why I voted for him.

Says your crystal ball? Again, speculation/assumptions=fail.

Bruno
02-05-2010, 09:27 PM
LOL @ some of you homers. Lebron has the "potential" to score 80 points??????? The guy hasn't surpassed 60, talking about 80. The GOAT Jordan, did not even get 80+, and your saying Lebron can?

Its stupid how speculation and assumptions find themselves being the heart of many of these arguments, not fact, or games that we have actually witnessed.

Hey, Melo dropped 33 in a quarter once, that means he can put up 132 points in a game sometime right? GTFO.

Raps18-19 Champ
02-05-2010, 09:41 PM
LOL @ some of you homers. Lebron has the "potential" to score 80 points??????? The guy hasn't surpassed 60, talking about 80. The GOAT Jordan, did not even get 80+, and your saying Lebron can?

Who says he can't?

I'm not going to get into another Kobe/Lebron argument but you can't really say he doesn't have the potential. The guy is a scoring machine. He has the chance to score 60 or 80 given the right situation.

Also, what does MJ have to do with this? Are we always going to use him as a measuring stick? You are pretty much saying that since MJ is better and he couldn't do it, Lebron can't do it either? I guess Gilbert Arenas is one of the best player in the league at the moment because he has a career high of 61.

Rocco007
02-05-2010, 10:17 PM
In conversation with NBA analysts...
A case for the argument that Kobe has a superior offensive skillset over MJ was made...
Is it possible that Kobe's 3rd best is better than MJ's best ever?
You be the judge...
MJ's best
69 pts 18 rebs 6 assts in a 50 minute OT game vs Cleveland

Kobe's Top 3.
#1 81 pts with (7) 3ptrs in 42 minutes...Almost a 2 pts per minute avg.
#2 Kobe 62 Mavs 61 through 3 qtrs.
Are you kidding me?
http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/10553730/ns/sports-nba//
and this...
#3 In March of 2007...Kobe Bryant scores 50+ in 4 straight games and barely misses #5 with 43pts to end the streak...Something MJ has never done...
He had a 65, 50, 60, 50...Big games mixed in that streak...
The 60pts on the road stands out ...
Its all in the media...Kobe's hot...scored 115 in the last 2 games coming in...Defensively as the opposition, you prepare accordingly...But they still can't stop him...Very, very hard to do...and reactions were accurate...
Lamar Odom, the second-leading scorer on the Lakers, admitted to being a bit of a star-gazer after Kobe poured in 60 against Memphis on Thursday. "We've seen him get 81 before, so it's not surprising," Odom said. "It's a blessing to be on the court when he's feeling like that, being a part of history."
Phil Jackson, Kobe's coach, seemed to agree. "(Kobe's) in a league all to himself," he said. "If he smells blood in the water, he's going to go after you. That's what you admire in Kobe, that he's going to attack and be in that mode and continue to go at a team until you take him out of the ball game."http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/189494/kobe_bryant_scores_50_for_fourth_straight.html

ManRam
02-05-2010, 10:24 PM
So this is strictly scoring, basically just points?

Raps18-19 Champ
02-05-2010, 10:24 PM
Sure why not.

Whatever makes you happy.

runforrestrunx9
02-05-2010, 10:25 PM
he is ridiculous but so was MJ... i dont like 2 compare the 2 because it gets me flustered

Theanswer76
02-05-2010, 10:26 PM
Yea kobes god and mj sucks ***, there is that what you want?

NYtilIdie
02-05-2010, 10:27 PM
Well if you want to just go by points then sure I guess.

But in no way does this mean he's better then MJ if thats what you trying to say with this.

thescore53
02-05-2010, 10:27 PM
kobe can score 50 anytime he wanted to

td0tsfinest
02-05-2010, 10:29 PM
I'm going to take a wild guess here but you're a laker fan.

Afridi786
02-05-2010, 10:30 PM
Kobe haunts MJ's dreams.

kblo247
02-05-2010, 10:34 PM
Who do you think he copied that attitude from?

Jerry West.


MJ bit his attitude to a T sans the tongue and he was and still is Kobe's mentor who he turns to for guidance by boths admission

albertc86
02-05-2010, 10:37 PM
Offensively, Kobe is more skilled than Jordan was. However, in everything else, I'd give the nod to Jordan by a slight margin. Kobe still has a chance, when it's all said and done, to close that margin in other categories but Jordan is still the best.

ManRam
02-05-2010, 10:40 PM
Offensively, Kobe is more skilled than Jordan was. However, in everything else, I'd give the nod to Jordan by a slight margin. Kobe still has a chance, when it's all said and done, to close that margin in other categories but Jordan is still the best.

Umm...no. Jordan was far more skilled offensively than Kobe. Kobe is probably a top 5-10 offensive player, but Jordan was the far more efficient scorer, and a significantly better passer.

Kobe racked up the points a lot...but that doesn't make you better offensively. A couple of games don't shape a career.

Gibby23
02-05-2010, 10:44 PM
The only player that I think will be putting up 50 and 60 point games is Durant. Durant is a better pure scorer than Lebron, Wade, and Melo.

Gibby23
02-05-2010, 10:45 PM
Umm...no. Jordan was far more skilled offensively than Kobe. Kobe is probably a top 5-10 offensive player, but Jordan was the far more efficient scorer, and a significantly better passer.

Kobe racked up the points a lot...but that doesn't make you better offensively. A couple of games don't shape a career.

7 rings will.

JNA17
02-05-2010, 10:47 PM
Its stupid how speculation and assumptions find themselves being the heart of many of these arguments, not fact, or games that we have actually witnessed.

Hey, Melo dropped 33 in a quarter once, that means he can put up 132 points in a game sometime right? GTFO.

x2.

it's amazing how people blow these arguments way out of proportion

albertc86
02-05-2010, 10:50 PM
Umm...no. Jordan was far more skilled offensively than Kobe. Kobe is probably a top 5-10 offensive player, but Jordan was the far more efficient scorer, and a significantly better passer.

Kobe racked up the points a lot...but that doesn't make you better offensively. A couple of games don't shape a career.

Kobe can do everything that Jordan could and more on the offensive end. Jordan didn't have the range that Kobe has. Kobe's footwork is up there with the best of them and the use of the left hand is up there as well. Kobe has more in his offensive arsenal than Jordan did. In Kobe's defense, if any of you never got to see Jordan play, or have a scarce recollection of his playing days, then keep your opinions to yourself. There's nothing worse than hearing you guys say "go to youtube" or some garbage like that. Jordan, like Kobe, could come out and miss his first 10 shots and still finish with 30+ points at the end of the game. He wasn't perfect so don't deify him. Like I said, in my opinion, he's better in every other facet than Kobe, but it's a lot closer than people give him [Kobe] credit for.

still1ballin
02-05-2010, 10:55 PM
So yeah....

Cubsfan365
02-05-2010, 10:58 PM
7 rings will.
7 rings? He has four right now, and I hope you're not insinuating Kobe is or ever will be better than Jordan.

Gibby23
02-05-2010, 11:01 PM
7 rings? He has four right now, and I hope you're not insinuating Kobe is or ever will be better than Jordan.

Why do you hope that?

ChiSox219
02-06-2010, 12:25 AM
In conversation with NBA analysts...
A case for the argument that Kobe has a superior offensive skillset over MJ was made...
Is it possible that Kobe's 3rd best is better than MJ's best ever?
You be the judge...
MJ's best
69 pts 18 rebs 6 assts in a 50 minute OT game vs Cleveland

Kobe's Top 3.
#1 81 pts with (7) 3ptrs in 42 minutes...Almost a 2 pts per minute avg.
#2 Kobe 62 Mavs 61 through 3 qtrs.
Are you kidding me?
http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/10553730/ns/sports-nba//
and this...
#3 In March of 2007...Kobe Bryant scores 50+ in 4 straight games and barely misses #5 with 43pts to end the streak...Something MJ has never done...
He had a 65, 50, 60, 50...Big games mixed in that streak...
The 60pts on the road stands out ...
Its all in the media...Kobe's hot...scored 115 in the last 2 games coming in...Defensively as the opposition, you prepare accordingly...But they still can't stop him...Very, very hard to do...and reactions were accurate...
Lamar Odom, the second-leading scorer on the Lakers, admitted to being a bit of a star-gazer after Kobe poured in 60 against Memphis on Thursday. "We've seen him get 81 before, so it's not surprising," Odom said. "It's a blessing to be on the court when he's feeling like that, being a part of history."
Phil Jackson, Kobe's coach, seemed to agree. "(Kobe's) in a league all to himself," he said. "If he smells blood in the water, he's going to go after you. That's what you admire in Kobe, that he's going to attack and be in that mode and continue to go at a team until you take him out of the ball game."http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/189494/kobe_bryant_scores_50_for_fourth_straight.html

Earlier that year Jordan broke his foot and was expected to miss the rest of the season. As the Bulls schedule wound down, with the team well under .500, Jordan pondered a return. Doctors said there was a chance that an early return could end his career. The Bulls front office (wisely) thought it best for Jordan to sit out and be 100% for the season. No one tells Jordan he can't play.

Jordan's game was against the '85-86 Celtics. Depending on who you ask, that teams was either the greatest or second greatest team in league history. It came in the playoffs and stands as the all-time playoff record for points in one game.

Oh and his teammates consisted of multiple cocaine addicts.



IMO, that wasn't even Jordan's best performance, though it is a marvel to watch.

king4day
02-06-2010, 12:31 AM
The 81 was impressive but outscoring a team by himself is something else.

Lakerfrk
02-06-2010, 12:44 AM
13 in 35 that was against one of the top defensive teams in the league against one of it's best defenders.

Kobe played the raptors ...........

Yaaa and McGrady was hot for 35 seconds, Kobe was hot for 48 minutes... a little different.

$KnicksAndKobe$
02-06-2010, 12:47 AM
Yaaa and McGrady was hot for 35 seconds, Kobe was hot for 48 minutes... a little different.

There ya go

OaklandsFinest
02-06-2010, 01:15 AM
If you don't pick Kobe's 81, your just delusional. That is the greatest offensive outburst in NBA history, better than Wilt's 100.

That is the 2nd most ignorant statement I've seen on this website today. (first one being Kobe has 3 accomplishments better then Mike's first) Wilt scored 100 before the 3 point line and he score 19 more points. To me the most impressive from Kobe is out scoring the mavericks by himself. by 13 points in 35 seconds has to be number 1. I acctually think Kobe's 81 is like 4 or 5 on the list. Kobe got 18 of those from the line. Mike's 50 over 40 years of age is more impressive to me after almost 5 years off and he was 21-36 from the field.

1. T Mac - 13 in 35 sec
2. Kobe - out scoring the mavericks through 3 quarters
3. Mike - 50 at 40 are you serious
4. Lebron - 52 pts, 11 boards, 9 assists = atleast 70 points assuming all assists were 2's
5. Kobe- goin for 81 against the 14- 27 Raptors

OaklandsFinest
02-06-2010, 01:22 AM
as far as mike and kobe go not close:
Mike -
5 MVPS
6 Finals MVPS
6 Rings
Averaged 41 pts a game in 93 Finals
DPOY
10 time PPG leader
11 time led the league in points
88-89 season Mike scored 52 6 times
Beat Barkley, Magic, Drexler, Malone all in the finals
all without Shaq.........

OaklandsFinest
02-06-2010, 01:24 AM
You can have 81 against the raptors..... Mike scored 63 against Larry Bird and the Celtics! Then he went for 69 against the Cavs!

OaklandsFinest
02-06-2010, 01:26 AM
Kobe is a great player. He'll end his career with 4....maybe 5 rings but that will be it. Next year when Lebron and Wade or Wade, Bosh, and Lebron team up Kobe's dreams will be done.

ChiSox219
02-06-2010, 02:09 AM
That is the 2nd most ignorant statement I've seen on this website today. (first one being Kobe has 3 accomplishments better then Mike's first) Wilt scored 100 before the 3 point line and he score 19 more points. To me the most impressive from Kobe is out scoring the mavericks by himself. by 13 points in 35 seconds has to be number 1. I acctually think Kobe's 81 is like 4 or 5 on the list. Kobe got 18 of those from the line. Mike's 50 over 40 years of age is more impressive to me after almost 5 years off and he was 21-36 from the field.

1. T Mac - 13 in 35 sec
2. Kobe - out scoring the mavericks through 3 quarters
3. Mike - 50 at 40 are you serious
4. Lebron - 52 pts, 11 boards, 9 assists = atleast 70 points assuming all assists were 2's
5. Kobe- goin for 81 against the 14- 27 Raptors

Exactly how I would rank them.

iggypop123
02-06-2010, 02:18 AM
chauncey billups for 2020 tnt all decade performance

_KB24_
02-06-2010, 02:49 AM
That is the 2nd most ignorant statement I've seen on this website today. (first one being Kobe has 3 accomplishments better then Mike's first) Wilt scored 100 before the 3 point line and he score 19 more points. To me the most impressive from Kobe is out scoring the mavericks by himself. by 13 points in 35 seconds has to be number 1. I acctually think Kobe's 81 is like 4 or 5 on the list. Kobe got 18 of those from the line. Mike's 50 over 40 years of age is more impressive to me after almost 5 years off and he was 21-36 from the field.

1. T Mac - 13 in 35 sec
2. Kobe - out scoring the mavericks through 3 quarters
3. Mike - 50 at 40 are you serious
4. Lebron - 52 pts, 11 boards, 9 assists = atleast 70 points assuming all assists were 2's
5. Kobe- goin for 81 against the 14- 27 Raptors

This is BY FAR the stupidest comment I have ever seen. Are you freaking kidding me? Lebron's MSG night more impressive than Kobe's 81? We're talking about 81 points! The Second Highest TOTAL EVER! Your undermining it because its against the Raptors? Lebron must have had it really tough playing against the Knicks? Your just a hater and I don't even know what to say to you. Kobe's 81 was just unbelievable. He was on fire the entire game and he had to take over because his team was getting demolished. The Raptors supporting cast was much better than Kobe's supporting cast. Kobe hit like 60% of his shots, while Lebron only hit 51% of his shots.

And your whole Wilt theory is full of **** as well. Wow, I didn't know that he did it before the 3-point line was invented :speechless: He must of had deadly range! :facepalm: As great as Wilt was, he played in an era which lacked physical big men. He scored 100 points against the 2nd and 3rd string centers for the Knicks. He was so much physically bigger than his opposition, it was not even funny. They literally ran the floor and lobbed it to Wilt, every single possesion for the game. But I'm not, going to undermine, because its still an amazing feat.

still1ballin
02-06-2010, 02:51 AM
^^ He is obviously not oakland's finnest

effen5
02-06-2010, 03:16 AM
In conversation with NBA analysts...
A case for the argument that Kobe has a superior offensive skillset over MJ was made...
Is it possible that Kobe's 3rd best is better than MJ's best ever?
You be the judge...
MJ's best
69 pts 18 rebs 6 assts in a 50 minute OT game vs Cleveland

Kobe's Top 3.
#1 81 pts with (7) 3ptrs in 42 minutes...Almost a 2 pts per minute avg.
#2 Kobe 62 Mavs 61 through 3 qtrs.
Are you kidding me?
http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/10553730/ns/sports-nba//
and this...
#3 In March of 2007...Kobe Bryant scores 50+ in 4 straight games and barely misses #5 with 43pts to end the streak...Something MJ has never done...
He had a 65, 50, 60, 50...Big games mixed in that streak...
The 60pts on the road stands out ...
Its all in the media...Kobe's hot...scored 115 in the last 2 games coming in...Defensively as the opposition, you prepare accordingly...But they still can't stop him...Very, very hard to do...and reactions were accurate...
Lamar Odom, the second-leading scorer on the Lakers, admitted to being a bit of a star-gazer after Kobe poured in 60 against Memphis on Thursday. "We've seen him get 81 before, so it's not surprising," Odom said. "It's a blessing to be on the court when he's feeling like that, being a part of history."
Phil Jackson, Kobe's coach, seemed to agree. "(Kobe's) in a league all to himself," he said. "If he smells blood in the water, he's going to go after you. That's what you admire in Kobe, that he's going to attack and be in that mode and continue to go at a team until you take him out of the ball game."http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/189494/kobe_bryant_scores_50_for_fourth_straight.html

Ok lets be serious here....

Jordans 63 is WAY more impressive then Kobe's 81 and heres why.

Jordan dropped 63 in arguably the second greatest NBA team ever.

He dropped 63 against

Bird
Mchale
Parish
D.J

Obviously won the championship that year and was ranked 1st in defense

Kobe dropped 81 on

Bosh
Mike James
MoPete
C.V.
Jalen

that won 27 games that season and was ranked 29th in defense.

Ill just leave this here


"I didn't think anyone was capable of doing what Michael has done to us," marveled Celtics ace Larry Bird. "He is the most exciting, awesome player in the game today. I think it's just God disguised as Michael Jordan."

And while Jordan's 63 I believe is still the record, 81 is not.

JiffyMix88
02-06-2010, 04:01 AM
after reading most of the posts here it seems like only the kobe fans voted or say he should win and everyone else who is unbiased chooses t-macs. It seems like the kobe/laker fans feel obligated to defend their god when someone goes with another choice. Kobes good but his fans suck!

Squad13
02-06-2010, 05:21 AM
That is the 2nd most ignorant statement I've seen on this website today. (first one being Kobe has 3 accomplishments better then Mike's first) Wilt scored 100 before the 3 point line and he score 19 more points. To me the most impressive from Kobe is out scoring the mavericks by himself. by 13 points in 35 seconds has to be number 1. I acctually think Kobe's 81 is like 4 or 5 on the list. Kobe got 18 of those from the line. Mike's 50 over 40 years of age is more impressive to me after almost 5 years off and he was 21-36 from the field.

1. T Mac - 13 in 35 sec
2. Kobe - out scoring the mavericks through 3 quarters
3. Mike - 50 at 40 are you serious
4. Lebron - 52 pts, 11 boards, 9 assists = atleast 70 points assuming all assists were 2's
5. Kobe- goin for 81 against the 14- 27 Raptors

Kobes 81 is more impressive than wilt dunking on a bunch of white guys. And 81 being 5th? Get a clue
Wilt shot 62 times and shot 32 free throws.

"You'll recall, sadly, that there's no footage of Chamberlain rumbling for triple digits in Hershey, Pa., on March 2, 1962. Which makes it tough to commission an in-depth analysis comparing Wilt's feat (scoring 100 of his team's 169 points that day) to Kobe's (81 of 122). But there's really no need. The folks who did see the 100-pointer and the game's historians would be forced to tell you that the entire fourth quarter was a back-and-forth scramble between one team trying desperately to get Wilt the record and another trying to keep him from getting it. Wilt himself is quoted on the Basketball Hall of Fame's Web site as calling that fourth quarter "a farce.""

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/columns/story?columnist=stein_marc&id=2302749

Squad13
02-06-2010, 05:23 AM
Exactly how I would rank them.

lmao , shocker

valade16
02-06-2010, 05:48 AM
Says your crystal ball? Again, speculation/assumptions=fail.

has any NBA player scored over 81 points in a game besides Kobe?

yes

has any NBA player scored 13 points in the final 35 seconds besides McGrady?

no


So how do you not think the 81 points can be duplicated more easily than the 13 points in 35 seconds?

it's not speculation, it's learning from history, those who don't are doomed to repeat it (hint: you)...

valade16
02-06-2010, 05:51 AM
Kobes 81 is more impressive than wilt dunking on a bunch of white guys. And 81 being 5th? Get a clue
Wilt shot 62 times and shot 32 free throws.

"You'll recall, sadly, that there's no footage of Chamberlain rumbling for triple digits in Hershey, Pa., on March 2, 1962. Which makes it tough to commission an in-depth analysis comparing Wilt's feat (scoring 100 of his team's 169 points that day) to Kobe's (81 of 122). But there's really no need. The folks who did see the 100-pointer and the game's historians would be forced to tell you that the entire fourth quarter was a back-and-forth scramble between one team trying desperately to get Wilt the record and another trying to keep him from getting it. Wilt himself is quoted on the Basketball Hall of Fame's Web site as calling that fourth quarter "a farce.""

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/columns/story?columnist=stein_marc&id=2302749

Isn't this kind of the same argument as the Anti-Kobe guys saying he did it against the raptors so it's not as impressive?

Wilt scored 100
Kobe scored 81

those are the facts, live with them. I know it might shatter a lot of Lakers fans' world to know that Kobe isn't in fact the holder of every record ever, but it's truth.

Wilt's was better, he scored 19 more. Kobe would've had to have made at the LEAST 7 more shots to even have a chance at tying Wilt (and that's if 6 of those are 3-pt shots)...

valade16
02-06-2010, 05:56 AM
This is BY FAR the stupidest comment I have ever seen. Are you freaking kidding me? Lebron's MSG night more impressive than Kobe's 81? We're talking about 81 points! The Second Highest TOTAL EVER! Your undermining it because its against the Raptors? Lebron must have had it really tough playing against the Knicks? Your just a hater and I don't even know what to say to you. Kobe's 81 was just unbelievable. He was on fire the entire game and he had to take over because his team was getting demolished. The Raptors supporting cast was much better than Kobe's supporting cast. Kobe hit like 60% of his shots, while Lebron only hit 51% of his shots.

And your whole Wilt theory is full of **** as well. Wow, I didn't know that he did it before the 3-point line was invented :speechless: He must of had deadly range! :facepalm: As great as Wilt was, he played in an era which lacked physical big men. He scored 100 points against the 2nd and 3rd string centers for the Knicks. He was so much physically bigger than his opposition, it was not even funny. They literally ran the floor and lobbed it to Wilt, every single possesion for the game. But I'm not, going to undermine, because its still an amazing feat.

spend an entire paragraph ridiculing Wilt's accomplishment then say your not going to undermine it... :clap:

Was the Knicks centers say... 29th in Defense (hint: Raptors).

Wilt and Kobe both did it against less than elite competition.

Sorry, you still lose

Wilt 100
Kobe 81

Those are the facts, and they are undisputed...

Squad13
02-06-2010, 05:44 PM
Isn't this kind of the same argument as the Anti-Kobe guys saying he did it against the raptors so it's not as impressive?

Wilt scored 100
Kobe scored 81

those are the facts, live with them. I know it might shatter a lot of Lakers fans' world to know that Kobe isn't in fact the holder of every record ever, but it's truth.

Wilt's was better, he scored 19 more. Kobe would've had to have made at the LEAST 7 more shots to even have a chance at tying Wilt (and that's if 6 of those are 3-pt shots)...

Clearly you aren't very bright, I know he scored more points, but against much lesser competition and he was a man amongst boys, not to mention the vast majority were in the paint. At the end of the game they were trying to get him to break the record and doing whatever they could to throw him the ball , Wilt himself called the 4th quarter a "farce" Anyone with basketball knowledge that isn't a Kobe hater knows Kobes 81 is more impressive than Wilts 100.

Baller1
02-06-2010, 05:50 PM
Why has this turned into a "Kobe vs. Wilt thread"? They were both great, but the arguement is pointless.

T-Mac's performance will never be emulated, and that is why it is the greatest individual performance any of us saw this past decade.

valade16
02-06-2010, 05:54 PM
Clearly you aren't very bright, I know he scored more points, but against much lesser competition and he was a man amongst boys, not to mention the vast majority were in the paint. At the end of the game they were trying to get him to break the record and doing whatever they could to throw him the ball , Wilt himself called the 4th quarter a "farce" Anyone with basketball knowledge that isn't a Kobe hater knows Kobes 81 is more impressive than Wilts 100.

Much lesser competition? Does it get much worse than the 29th ranked D (the raptors)? Of course the vast majority were in the paint, he's wilt...

And no, not everyone with Bball knowledge considers Kobe's more impressive.

Wilt scored 19 more! 19!

I mean, if your willing to concede that a 19 point less game can be better why are you dismissing Jordans 69 points? It's only 12 points worse than Kobes 81...

And it wasn't against scrubs like Kobe's...

Baller1
02-06-2010, 06:05 PM
Much lesser competition? Does it get much worse than the 29th ranked D (the raptors)? Of course the vast majority were in the paint, he's wilt...

And no, not everyone with Bball knowledge considers Kobe's more impressive.

Wilt scored 19 more! 19!

I mean, if your willing to concede that a 19 point less game can be better why are you dismissing Jordans 69 points? It's only 12 points worse than Kobes 81...

And it wasn't against scrubs like Kobe's...

Thank you.

Exactly.

Gibby23
02-06-2010, 06:13 PM
Much lesser competition? Does it get much worse than the 29th ranked D (the raptors)? Of course the vast majority were in the paint, he's wilt...

And no, not everyone with Bball knowledge considers Kobe's more impressive.

Wilt scored 19 more! 19!

I mean, if your willing to concede that a 19 point less game can be better why are you dismissing Jordans 69 points? It's only 12 points worse than Kobes 81...
And it wasn't against scrubs like Kobe's...

Because in 2005-2006 we seen Kobe put up 62 against the Dallas Mavericks in 3 quarters. That Mavericks team went on to the Finals that year, I don't think that was a scrub team that Kobe outscored by himself through 3 quarters.

ChiSox219
02-06-2010, 06:22 PM
Much lesser competition? Does it get much worse than the 29th ranked D (the raptors)? Of course the vast majority were in the paint, he's wilt...

And no, not everyone with Bball knowledge considers Kobe's more impressive.

Wilt scored 19 more! 19!

I mean, if your willing to concede that a 19 point less game can be better why are you dismissing Jordans 69 points? It's only 12 points worse than Kobes 81...

And it wasn't against scrubs like Kobe's...

Just to add:

Jordan got 69 on 37 shots (.622) with 18 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals, 1 block and just two turnovers. And that came on the road against the 9th best defense in the league.

Gibby23
02-06-2010, 06:27 PM
Just to add:

Jordan got 69 on 37 shots (.622) with 18 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals, 1 block and just two turnovers. And that came on the road against the 9th best defense in the league.

It's still not 81.

Hawkeye15
02-06-2010, 06:39 PM
I was at the McGrady game, so that is #1 for me

Hawkeye15
02-06-2010, 06:40 PM
It's still not 81.

Jordan had a better all around game however. And played a far better team.
But it no way, shape or form does it take away from Bryant's ridiculous game

Gibby23
02-06-2010, 06:42 PM
Jordan had a better all around game however. And played a far better team.
But it no way, shape or form does it take away from Bryant's ridiculous game

All I said was it's still not 81. Even after you wrote all that, it's still not 81.

Hawkeye15
02-06-2010, 06:44 PM
All I said was it's still not 81. Even after you wrote all that, it's still not 81.

agreed. And 81 isnt as good as what Jordan put up all around in that game.
We can leave it at that, we are both right

Gibby23
02-06-2010, 06:48 PM
agreed. And 81 isnt as good as what Jordan put up all around in that game.
We can leave it at that, we are both right

I wasn't asking you or anyone if it was as good or not. It's still not 81.

Hawkeye15
02-06-2010, 07:00 PM
I wasn't asking you or anyone if it was as good or not. It's still not 81.

and 81 isnt 69,18, 6, 4, 1 against Craig Ehlo

Gibby23
02-06-2010, 07:05 PM
and 81 isnt 69,18, 6, 4, 1 against Craig Ehlo

And that 69 still isn't not 81, because 69 is the fallback for Jordan because he never got 81. It's not even better than whan Kobe outscored the Mavs in 3 Quarters 62 to 61.

Hawkeye15
02-06-2010, 07:08 PM
if points in a game are how you define a great game, then god bless your heart

Hawkeye15
02-06-2010, 07:09 PM
Player A

10-27
26 points
2 rebounds
1 assist


Player B
5-9
14 points
18 rebounds
11 assists


Player A had the better game, correct?

Gibby23
02-06-2010, 07:14 PM
if points in a game are how you define a great game, then god bless your heart

Im just messing around with you trying to make it to 3:30. Im working OT, and I usually post on PSD when Im at work, but today Im getting paid double to do it.

Both games are great in there own way. I think the 81 is better just because I have not seen anyone score that much.

iluvsports2much
02-06-2010, 07:17 PM
i think its definately gonna be between Tmacs 13 seconds and kobes 81 and kobe outscorin the mavs in 3 quarters by himself..

still to this day kobe outscoring the mavs by himself is the greatest game i ever seen,but it doesnt get a lot of recognition so imma have to say Kobes 81 wins it wit Tmacs last second heroics comin in second

ko8e24
02-06-2010, 07:20 PM
wow, how did this turn into a kobe vs jordan thread :pity:

JUST STOP! I admire both basketball players.


We're talking about Individual performance regular season, and it's the 81 pt game. 2nd is the 35 in 13 seconds.

And to me, honestly, the 35 in 13 by McGrady should not go under the "Individual Performance-Regular Season". I mean, what happened to the first 47 minutes and 25 seconds of the game :confused:

It should be under a different category, like most "clutch performance-regular season"


To me, the individual performance-regular season should be based on a player's performance througout the entire game. The Kobe 81, Shaq 61, LeBron 52 (although there have been numerous greater performances, but NBA picked it cuz it's Lebron, and MSG, his future home that Stern is oh so ever hoping for), and Jordan's 51 at age 38 fit under these categories.

Kobe's 62 in 3 qtrs was just that, in 3 qtrs. It deserves to be in this category cuz he freakishly outscored the mavs after 3 qtrs, 62-61. But it doesn't get higher consideration the 81.




So in conclusion, T-Mac's performance should be in a totally different setting..If they have such a category.

TNT All-Decade: Clutch Performance-Regular Season.

Raps18-19 Champ
02-06-2010, 07:25 PM
And that 69 still isn't not 81, because 69 is the fallback for Jordan because he never got 81. It's not even better than whan Kobe outscored the Mavs in 3 Quarters 62 to 61.

It's a fall back?

Maybe you should send me your address. I'll mail you some holy water to cleanse yourself with.

Baller1
02-06-2010, 07:26 PM
It's a fall back?

Maybe you should send me your address. I'll mail you some holy water to cleanse yourself with.

:laugh2:

valade16
02-07-2010, 05:25 PM
It's still not 81.

81 is still not 100

IversonIsKrazy
02-08-2010, 02:30 AM
T-Macs 13 was the only one that kind of challenged Kobe's 81, but still, 81 points in a game is unreal, 55 in the 2nd half i believe. Kobe hands down, i mean c'mon now. Shaq scores 61, the fact Kobe scored 20 more is just flat out unreal.

Chronz
02-08-2010, 03:20 AM
Tmacs game is overrated, overall he didnt even have that good of a game, sure it was more dramatic but Im not going to give him extra credit for not winning the game sooner. A 40PT game is better than what Tmac did, I remember watching that game and thinking how bad he looked almost losing hope in the season.

That game turned the entire year around and it is impressive, but cmon. He struggled the other 47 minutes of the game. It will never be duplicated but neither will alot of these moments.

LA_Raiders
02-08-2010, 03:35 AM
81, wow

ARMIN12NBA
02-08-2010, 03:50 AM
Don't get me wrong, the Kobe performance was incredible, but he was playing against one of the worst defensive teams in the league and was being defended by Mo Pete. He shot the ball incredibly but still missed 18 shots.

I'm gonna get flamed like hell by the Laker (Kobe) fans for this but I think if an elite player (LeBron, Wade, Kobe, Melo, Durant etc.) is clearly feeling it and they're playing against a poor defense, 46 shots would get them close to 81. We've all seen those nights when LeBron's come out and gone for 20 in the first quarter on 7-7 shooting, and Durant has had games this season where he's shot something like 16-24. If these player's attempted half of their team's field goals and kept it going throughout the night I could see one of them breaking the 80 point barrier.

It isn't that easy to put up 46 shots and shoot efficiently. It truly is not. I forgot exactly who it was, I think it was Bruce Bowen, but he said that simply putting up shots is difficult enough in the NBA, let alone shooting the ball at an effective rate. Lebron has these 7-7 1st quarters, but then goes 0-7 and stops shooting. He goes 13-18, then goes 1-7 and stops shooting. It is SO, SO difficult to keep up the pace and shoot effectively. Only the great scorers of the great scorers can do this. Kobe was able to do this against the Raptors and against the Mavericks. Respect the difficulty.

DerekRE_3
02-08-2010, 03:51 AM
I know it wasn't from this decade...but when Jordan scored 45 with the flu...good lord that's incredible.

Chronz
02-08-2010, 03:59 AM
Seriously Kobes 62 was better than 81, easy

BigEric
02-08-2010, 04:34 AM
I vote 2001, MJ.

kArSoN RyDaH
02-08-2010, 05:59 AM
Jordan drops 93 on that Raptors team if he feels like it.

But he saves stuff like that for when it really matters.

what does this have to do with anything related to the topic? were not discussing what couldve happened. were discusssing what DID happen and kobes 81 is the 2nd best scoring performance of all time. yea people play against poor teams all the time. but no one puts up 81 points to LEAD their team to a victory. :facepalm:

DCB/LAL
02-08-2010, 06:15 AM
Ehh... Ive seen Reggie Miller do what McGrady did except Miller did it in the Playoffs.


Ive never seen any SG do what Kobe did not even the Great MJ.

kArSoN RyDaH
02-08-2010, 06:32 AM
its amazing how people on psd try diminish kobes accomplishments with WHAT IFS or accomplishments or older retired players. the fact is no ones put up anything close to 100 points in about 20/30+ years and kobe put up 81. every year people play teams that are ranked 30th in defense. no one puts up 81. but because its kobe everyone jumps on his case saying oh lebron could do it. wade could do that. thats not an accomplishment because someone can break that record later. thats ridiculous. you guys are stupiddd and your minds are clowded with hate for kobe. lebrons game shouldnt even be up there bc if his game is up there kobes 61 should be up there. and why are people converting lebrons assists to points? oh he had 10 assists that counts as 20 points? thats the dumbest argument ive ever heard. the fact of the matter is no one has ever scored more then 81 points besides wilt. and no one has ever outscored an entire team over 3 quarters. so all you kobe haters stop hating and give credit when credit is due and stop giving hypothetical situations on why kobes accomplishments arent #1. or why hes this or that. thank you.

zambo4president
02-08-2010, 11:39 AM
T-Mac-s 13 for me. That's almost unreal.

thecure
02-08-2010, 12:20 PM
This is a true story...

I was sitting in a bar watching the Raps-Lakers tilt, hoping to enjoy a game of basketball, when Kobe started playing kill the Raptors.
I sat through the first 3 quarters before paying my bill and saying to the bartender that even though I knew I was walking out on history in the making, Kobe would have never dropped 81 on me.

I would have maimed him first.

81 against the worst defense I have ever seen.
Makes 62 in 3 vs. the Mavs... that my friends is the performance of a lifetime.
He destroyed them so precisely, he did not have to come back out to finish the job or get killed by an opposing player (and he would have been)!!!

All I'm saying is that he had no fear of the Raps, so he just kept going at them and doing whatever he wanted. It was more sad than exciting.
I was glad I went home.

T-Macs heroics are pretty crazy too!

Killadelphian13
02-08-2010, 01:26 PM
Kobe's 81, no doubt.

CowboysKB24
02-08-2010, 01:28 PM
It is Kobe, no question about it. 81 points in one game. No one has really even come close to that since, surprisingly, David Robinson in 1994 scored 71 points. Michael Jordan scored 69 in OT in 1990.

Kobe also has score 60,61, 62, and 65 points, which were all in the past decade.

CowboysKB24
02-08-2010, 01:34 PM
MJ did some crazy stuff through his playoff runs, he scored over 50 points 8 times.

Wilt Chamberlain only score over 50 points 4 times.

Kobe scored over 50 points 1 time.

Elgin Baylor, Karl Malone and Rick Berry scored over 50 points 1 time.

Jerry West did it 2 times.

That is only 7 players in NBA history to score more than 50 points in a playoff. That is kind of weird.