Happy Birthday 81

Happy Birthday 81

Postby KOBE G.O.A.T. on Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:53 am

3 years ago we watched the greatest performance of all time.
Players will come and go, but this will be remembered.

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Points: 81
Reb: 6
Ast: 2
Stl: 3
Blk: 1

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/recap?gameId=260122013

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Re: Happy Birthday 81

Postby Dead Man's Bells on Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:02 am

how bad was that game? if that was lebron.. he woulda had 20 rebounds and 15 assists along with 81 :boxing1:
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Re: Happy Birthday 81

Postby BryanttoBynum on Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:27 am

hard to believe it's already been three years.
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Re: Happy Birthday 81

Postby CheezStake on Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:02 pm

I remember when he passed 50 in the 3rd qtr and I forced my brother to "leave the Laker game on because Kobe has it goin bigtime". When he threw down the two-handed hammer dunk for 70, the hairs on my arms raised, also cuz he passed MJ's 69 pt performance which I also watched. MJ got nothin on Kobe - may I repeat "MJ GOT NOTHIN ON KOBE"
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Re: Happy Birthday 81

Postby GNC on Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:12 pm

stupid smush and mihm damn scrubs had to shoot 19 times and get 25 points!
kobe could have had 100!

but honestly man this game seems like yesterday.. just looking at the boxscore gives me chills that is just sick.
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Re: Happy Birthday 81

Postby ShaqDieselLaker on Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:18 pm

CheezStake wrote:I remember when he passed 50 in the 3rd qtr and I forced my brother to "leave the Laker game on because Kobe has it goin bigtime". When he threw down the two-handed hammer dunk for 70, the hairs on my arms raised, also cuz he passed MJ's 69 pt performance which I also watched. MJ got nothin on Kobe - may I repeat "MJ GOT NOTHIN ON KOBE"

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Re: Happy Birthday 81

Postby Weezy on Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:27 pm

I think this is starting to get more and more unbelievable for me as time passes. I mean I watched it, I've seen it many times, but still when I really think about it it's hard to fathom. He scored 12 less points than the Clippers average per game this season. I was reading the article about yesterday's game and they mentioned Shaq's 61 and man 61 seems like a lot, but Kobe scored 20 more than that, it's just ridiculous, I don't see it being done again.
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Re: Happy Birthday 81

Postby Kobe Bryant 8 on Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:45 pm

The second best performance of his career. That's saying something.
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Re: Happy Birthday 81

Postby GoldHammish on Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:00 pm

Kobe Bryant 8 wrote:The second best performance of his career. That's saying something.

what would you say comes before this?
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Re: Happy Birthday 81

Postby Kobe Bryant 8 on Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:02 pm

GoldHammish wrote:
Kobe Bryant 8 wrote:The second best performance of his career. That's saying something.

what would you say comes before this?


Kobe's 65 against Portland in Staples.
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Re: Happy Birthday 81

Postby Heavier Than Heaven on Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:07 pm

Kobe Bryant 8 wrote:
GoldHammish wrote:
Kobe Bryant 8 wrote:The second best performance of his career. That's saying something.

what would you say comes before this?


Kobe's 65 against Portland in Staples.

I'd say they're about even. Like 81 is 81. But with 65, came lots of clutch and ridiculous shots. But also consider that it went to OT.
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Re: Happy Birthday 81

Postby The Original 81 on Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:49 pm

Probably my favorite quote about that night courtesy of Phil Jackson

"That was something to behold," Jackson said. "It was another level. I've seen some remarkable games, but I've never seen one like that before."
"Let me say one more thing about Kobe. He will be the best player in the history of the game. If he keeps doing what he's doing, there is no stopping him. He is that good." - Shaquille O'Neal in his autobiography, "Shaq Talks Back"
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Re: Happy Birthday 81

Postby GoldHammish on Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:55 pm

Kobe Bryant 8 wrote:
GoldHammish wrote:
Kobe Bryant 8 wrote:The second best performance of his career. That's saying something.

what would you say comes before this?


Kobe's 65 against Portland in Staples.

ahh yes. i'll never forget that amazing three in the left corner over two blazers.
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Re: Happy Birthday 81

Postby 432J on Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:11 pm

i can't believe its already been 3 years
what a night that was
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Re: Happy Birthday 81

Postby Money23 on Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:20 pm

Lets see if he can do it again tonight
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Re: Happy Birthday 81

Postby lakerzkb8 on Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:44 pm

Man the arc on his J was GREAT that season. His midrange/perimeter game was deadly that season. Notice how he adjusts his form on this final free throws, he's just in a GROOVE at that point and can make anything, he knew EXACTLY how to shoot the ball to get it into the rim.
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Re: Happy Birthday 81

Postby Frank The Tank on Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:47 am

That game was so memorable it doesn't even seem like it's been three years.
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Re: Happy Birthday 81

Postby OchoX3 on Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:51 am

LOS ANGELES -- Kobe Bryant caught the replay of his 81-point game earlier in the day Thursday, exactly three years after he scored the most points in an NBA game since Wilt Chamberlain's 100. Two things caught Bryant's attention: the lack of facial hair on the now scruffy-bearded Sasha Vujacic, and just how bad those 2005-06 Los Angeles Lakers really were.

"We were down 20 to the Raptors, who weren't very good at the time," Bryant said. "Our team just wasn't very good. We needed that type of effort from me just to keep us competitive in ballgames. That was true the entire season. Now we just don't need it."
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Re: Happy Birthday 81

Postby Lakers Advocate on Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:10 pm

sometimes im afraid to watch this game b/c as great as Kobe was, his teammates were pathetic, that was some ugly bascketball, the triangle was a joke, the starting line up was a joke, the bench was a joke, the defense was a joke for the 1st 28 minutes....lamar was lamar, 0 pts with 1 minute left in the 3rd quarter.....he's stepping out of bounds, ...kwame was kwame....
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Re: Happy Birthday 81

Postby chahal-24 on Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:50 pm

when i heard about that..
i jizzed my pants
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Re: Happy Birthday 81

Postby KGB on Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:10 am

I still remember my first reaction to hearing it.
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Re: Happy Birthday 81

Postby BDG on Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:08 pm

Maybe we need a forum for Kobe's 61 at MSG?

Kidding, but what a performance.
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Re: Happy Birthday 81

Postby GoldHammish on Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:52 pm

BDG wrote:Maybe we need a forum for Kobe's 61 at MSG?

Kidding, but what a performance.

hahah, at half time i was wondering to myself, "what if kobe gets a new career high tonight? i hope the game goes into ot [so it could happen]."
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