Wednesday, September 7, 2011

NBA Lockout Day 69

Here's Kobe Bryant putting up 55 points against Michael Jordan's Washington Wizards. Kobe kind of crashed Air Jordan's farewell tour on this night. March 28, 2003 and the Lakers hosted the under .500 Wizards. Shaquille O'Neal's 26 points and 13 rebounds were clearly overshadowed by Kobe's astonishing shooting.

Bryant's 19-point first quarter pretty much summed up the type of performance the Staple Center crowd would enjoy. Oh yeah, did I mention he had 42 of L.A.'s 59 points at halftime? Ridiculous. Eight first half 3-pointers, where Kobe would finish the game 9-of-13 from downtown on the way to an easy victory. Have to feel bad for Doug Collins.

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