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Gators123
01-18-2011, 03:41 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVuroFQLkU4&feature=youtu.be

Pretty cool video

Swashcuff
01-18-2011, 03:47 PM
That's obviously a rhetorical question.

He's KOBE BRYANT!!!!!

nickdymez
01-18-2011, 03:47 PM
Great video

Eagles4Lyfe
01-18-2011, 03:47 PM
nice video always will be my man

clehmun
01-18-2011, 03:51 PM
i can't believe it's been 5 years

shep33
01-18-2011, 03:57 PM
Wow time flies... I remember watching this game. I started studying for an Astronomy test, and was like "ah the Lakers are playing, gotta check it out for a bit"... Lakers were down by like 16-18, everybody played horrendous basketball except Kobe. Then the 2nd half hits... shot after shot was falling, it was ridiculous. I've never seen one man win a game by himself, and by win it by himself, I mean he actually willed them to victory. If he didn't go off, Raptors win by 20+ easily. Ridiculous.

The Astronomy test didn't go so well...

AI4MVP
01-18-2011, 03:59 PM
holy ****ing ****. its been half a decade?? Damn...time really really really does fly.

LAcowBOMBER
01-18-2011, 04:02 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMuXwdUS_Lc

nickdymez
01-18-2011, 04:03 PM
The thing that gets lost in the whole 81 point game was the game when the Lakers were playing the Mavs. Lakers were down by like 15 and Kobe went ahead and scored 61 by the end of the 3rd. I think he had more than the whole Mavs team. They sat him in the fourth.

AI4MVP
01-18-2011, 04:04 PM
As a basektball fan, I really respect Kobe Bryant. I love his competitiveness and killer instinct. I wish more players played like him. If LeBron had half the killer instinct Kobe does then he would have won a championship already. But LeBron cares more about tweets and decision specials and publicity.

I salute you Kobe Bryant, and its been an honor watching basketball during your generation.

cargobox
01-18-2011, 04:05 PM
Kobe Bryant was my idol growing up.... It sucks he's getting old

shep33
01-18-2011, 04:09 PM
I'd have to agree that the 62 in 3 quarters may be more impressive. If he had played in the 4th, and he was really heating up at the end of the 3rd, I'm not sure he coulda went for 90. He outscored them Mavericks by himself after 3 quarters.

The way he was shooting he could've easily gotten 19 points to match his 81.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
01-18-2011, 04:54 PM
sick video:clap:

Bruno
01-18-2011, 05:30 PM
Wow, five years ago already.

He couldn't be stopped from scoring in 2005-2006. Kobe put up 564 points over 13 games in January 2006. That comes out to 43.4 ppg for the month. Looking back on it, that's like 60's Wilt status.

People remember the Lakers getting blown out in game seven of the 2006 first-round series against the Suns, but they don't remember Kobe dropping 50 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 stealson 20/35 shooting in the game 6 over-time loss. That's what happens when you lose, people forget.

Gram
01-18-2011, 05:40 PM
Kobe is sick!

MSU4life
01-18-2011, 05:59 PM
wow 5 years? seems like yesterday

MickeyMgl
01-18-2011, 06:15 PM
I'd have to agree that the 62 in 3 quarters may be more impressive. If he had played in the 4th, and he was really heating up at the end of the 3rd, I'm not sure he coulda went for 90. He outscored them Mavericks by himself after 3 quarters.

The way he was shooting he could've easily gotten 19 points to match his 81.

There are about half a dozen games in his career he could have scored 75-90, but didn't play in the 4th quarter, including that Dallas game where he had 62 after 3 quarters, and the Mavericks had 61.

MickeyMgl
01-18-2011, 06:18 PM
There are about half a dozen games in his career he could have scored 75-90, but didn't play in the 4th quarter, including that Dallas game where he had 62 after 3 quarters, and the Mavericks had 61.

For that matter, who knows what he might've scored against the Raptors if he'd been more aggressive in the 1st half? He scored 55 after halftime.

Raps08-09 Champ
01-18-2011, 06:19 PM
He's still that cool guy.

Hawkeye15
01-18-2011, 06:45 PM
5 years have passed since then? wow. Time flies

kylem4711
01-18-2011, 07:06 PM
who cares. lets talk about blake griffin instead.

SteveNash
01-18-2011, 07:10 PM
Unfortunately no. He changed his image to become nicer and he's a now a lesser player because of it.

Swashcuff
01-18-2011, 07:12 PM
Unfortunately no. He changed his image to become nicer and he's a now a lesser player because of it.

if being "nicer" and "lesser" of a player (i have no idea where this ridiculous notion comes from) means winning two more championships and his first two finals MVPs and may have another before his career is over then he should be the nicest player in the NBA by now.

SteveNash
01-18-2011, 07:19 PM
if being "nicer" and "lesser" of a player (i have no idea where this ridiculous notion comes from) means winning two more championships and his first two finals MVPs and may have another before his career is over then he should be the nicest player in the NBA by now.

I think getting a better supporting cast had something to do with it. No one could win with Smush and Kwame.

Tony_Starks
01-18-2011, 07:23 PM
When you go back and watch that game what trips me out is he really could've had 100 had he set out to do it. He didn't even turn it up until the second half and there were actually alot of easy shots that he missed. One of the most awesome games I've ever seen, I remember looking at my buddy during the 4rth qtr like "this dude has completely lost his damn mind!!"

knickfan4life
01-18-2011, 07:25 PM
As a basektball fan, I really respect Kobe Bryant. I love his competitiveness and killer instinct. I wish more players played like him. If LeBron had half the killer instinct Kobe does then he would have won a championship already. But LeBron cares more about tweets and decision specials and publicity.

I salute you Kobe Bryant, and its been an honor watching basketball during your generation.

Couldn't have put it better myself. We are watching greatness night in and night out

MackShock
01-18-2011, 07:26 PM
duh...hes a black mamba....

cargobox
01-18-2011, 07:28 PM
Imagine he scoers 60 when he's 40.... damn

masalex1205
01-18-2011, 07:28 PM
wow time flies

Bruno
01-18-2011, 07:33 PM
Unfortunately no. He changed his image to become nicer and he's a now a lesser player because of it.

No, thats just how the media has tried to play it out. He's essentially the same personality he's always been w/ the media.

Despite having logged well over 1,000 game including playoffs, Bryant is logging the 4th highest PER of his career. His best play-off post season series came last year against Phoenix in the WCF. While his physical decline seems obvious, his statistical output and the end results of his efforts suggest his ever developing I.Q., footwork, fundamentals, and leadership have balanced out his physical decline. How long will he keep it up?

Mplsman
01-18-2011, 07:42 PM
Kobe or...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E70VT7vXbWI

MJ-BULLS
01-18-2011, 07:44 PM
nice video.

Klivlend
01-18-2011, 07:48 PM
Imagine he scoers 60 when he's 40.... damn

Where? A local men's league? Kobe will not be in the League when he is 40.

kblo247
01-18-2011, 07:54 PM
It is still there. People only talk about the GSW game but Indy fans know when they came to LA he went into that mode late in the game. Utah fans saw him do it versus Utah just this year with that screwed up *** clock. They may not have gotten the interior stops to win those games, but he came down the court and was willing his team to the finish line.

I will say that the biggest difference right now is that Kobe doesn't get cold after being sat on the bench to start the fourth quarters. A lot of his struggles were from just going back into the game and no longer having his legs underneath him after sitting out about half of fourth quarters. there was no rhythm at times to his play unless if Phil was forced to put him back into games early. I also don't get how people didn't expect that to happen when Kobe went through the same exact process in 03-04 and 06-07 after knee surgery because he could not do his summer leg training exercises with A-Mac that he has been doing every since the end of his rookie year.

cargobox
01-18-2011, 07:57 PM
Where? A local men's league? Kobe will not be in the League when he is 40.

Jordan did it. Besides, Kobe loves playing basketball and that's why he is very successful.

kblo247
01-18-2011, 07:59 PM
Jordan did it. Besides, Kobe loves playing basketball and that's why he is very successful.

I think he means because Kobe came in at 17.

I'm one of the people who could see Kobe playing to 40 if the Kareem gap isn't that far, but I think he would likely play more of a Harper esque role with more scoring as the PG of the Lakers as long as Shaw pans out as the coach.

ManRam
01-18-2011, 08:32 PM
Last year he was as "cold-blooded" as ever. He hasn't had many "Kobe-moments" this season, but they'll come.

But 5 years? That's nuts.

C-Style
01-18-2011, 09:31 PM
Only 2 other players have been this cold blooded! Bird and Jordan.

magichatnumber9
01-18-2011, 09:40 PM
That whole thing he does with his teeth looked ****ing ********. Anyway him participating in this video instead of letting somebody else edit something together, tells me all I need to know about Kobe.

CB29
01-18-2011, 09:45 PM
still can't believe that i turned off my tv before he turned his game on... Thought the raps had an easy win. I was so bloody shocked to see in a headline the next day that kobe dropped 81. Felt like a complete a**hole

i.got.the.nutz
01-18-2011, 09:45 PM
I really hope Kobe stays in the elite category (top 5 or 6) for another 3-4 years. There's just so much talent in the NBA now. If there is anyone that could at the age of 32, it's Kobe.

Hellcrooner
01-18-2011, 10:04 PM
Wow, five years ago already.

He couldn't be stopped from scoring in 2005-2006. Kobe put up 564 points over 13 games in January 2006. That comes out to 43.4 ppg for the month. Looking back on it, that's like 60's Wilt status.

People remember the Lakers getting blown out in game seven of the 2006 first-round series against the Suns, but they don't remember Kobe dropping 50 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 stealson 20/35 shooting in the game 6 over-time loss. That's what happens when you lose, people forget.

generally thos kinds of scores by an individual come in losses.

ask jordan bout his 67 points and if he woudl ahve prefered to win the game instead.

Bruno
01-18-2011, 10:35 PM
generally thos kinds of scores by an individual come in losses.

ask jordan bout his 67 points and if he woudl ahve prefered to win the game instead.

Sure. There are tons of example of how unbalanced offense is easier to overload on, and easier to defend.

The 2005-2006 Lakers posted a record of 9-6 for the month of January. Bryant missed the first two games of the new year, which the Lakers lost.

Counting the games Bryant played, the Lakers were 9-4 in January 2006, while Bryant averaged 43.4 ppg. Winning nine of thirteen games equated to a much higher winning % than what the team averaged on the year, finishing 45-37.

Regarding the Phoenix series, we lost the game when Bryant dropped 50, but we also lost when Bryant scored as little as 24 (game 7) or 22 (game 1). It's safe to say they were a much better team, and that the Lakers had no business pushing that series to seven games in the first place. The better team won.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/players/3118/gamelog;_ylt=ApidHgQmEPCTGMmt55N7rzcdPKB4?year=200 5

C-Style
01-18-2011, 10:49 PM
That whole thing he does with his teeth looked ****ing ********. Anyway him participating in this video instead of letting somebody else edit something together, tells me all I need to know about Kobe.

No, Ellis thinking he's the 2nd best player in the league is ****ing ********.

Raph12
01-19-2011, 12:41 AM
I remember watching that game, dude was in the ****ing zone!

brails92
01-19-2011, 01:08 AM
i was at the game such an amazing experience i still have the tickets in my room

el_primo_nano
01-19-2011, 10:27 PM
Last year against the Suns in the Western Conference Championship, Game 6. Kobe dropping threes like they were free throws. I remember coach Gentry's face, just smiling, thinking "you know what it's ok, cause at least i know I went down to Kobe..." :laugh2:

kblo247
01-20-2011, 02:51 AM
I remember watching that game, dude was in the ****ing zone!

Yet that Dallas game was just scary. He didn't even play a full three quarters but the final tally at the end of 3 quarters was Kobe - 62, Dallas - 61. I remember thinking to myself damn with the way he gave every member of the Mavs a taste no matter how they fouled him, trapped him, or zoned up the floor. It was just like he was saying you don't want to f with me. I'll always wonder what could have been of he played in that fourth quarter because I felt he could have dropped 90 probably.

I will say that I can remember a lot of cold blooded performances for #8
- Game 1 vs San Antonio in 2001
- Game 4 vs San Antonio in 2004
- OT versus Indiana
- 1999 versus Iverson
- 55 in a half versus MJ and the Wiz
- 12 threes versus the Sonics
- Game 6 versus Sacramento
- 9 game streak back in 03

I will now know how my parents felt when they were reliving old games and telling me about them growing up, when I have a kid for sure (have the games on VHS)

MTar786
01-20-2011, 06:02 AM
whats crazy is that this should only be considered his 4th or 5th best game of his career

his game against dallas (61 in 3 quarters) where he outscored the whole dallas team, the game at the garden the 60+ was VERY efficient. and the game where he went crazy on jordan against the wizards (55) (42 points in the first half) not to mention he practically sat out the 4th and didnt score more than 55 cuz his career high was 56 at the time and didnt want to break it against mj. with all this said.. these games were all better than the 81.

possibly a few others. ie the 10 or 12 3's in a row and 12 of 16 overall i think from the 3 point line that game? against the sonics

Antipod
01-20-2011, 08:12 AM
That was only 5 years ago?) For me, it was like last millennium :D:D

RaiderLakersA's
01-20-2011, 12:17 PM
When you go back and watch that game what trips me out is he really could've had 100 had he set out to do it. He didn't even turn it up until the second half and there were actually alot of easy shots that he missed. One of the most awesome games I've ever seen, I remember looking at my buddy during the 4rth (sic) qtr like "this dude has completely lost his damn mind!!"

Same here. Every time Kobe made a shot as he neared 60, then 70, then 80 points I kept saying, "That mother(bleep)er has lost his damn mind!" laughing borderline hysterically.

And to think that I almost turned off the game, because my girlfriend at the time wanted to watch something else. I almost let her have the remote. Almost.

Definitely glad that I was able to watch Kobe progress from a lanky scrub into one of the best to ever grace the basketball court. Thanks for the journey, Kobe.

magichatnumber9
01-20-2011, 02:34 PM
No, Ellis thinking he's the 2nd best player in the league is ****ing ********.Were did that come from?