16 year old Kobe scores 29 of his 35 points in the 2nd half of a comeback victory
I’m sure spectators who witnessed a 16 year old Kobe Bryant score 29 of his 35 points in the 2nd half against Norristown Area High back in 1995 thought it was an amazing performance but a performance the skinny kid wouldn’t be able to have in college and probably would have a hard time accomplishing in the NBA…if he makes it. Well, they were kind of right. Kobe never scored a single point in college (I still have what if dreams when I think about him saying he wanted to go to UNC with Vince Carter). As for the NBA part, off the top of my head, I can probably think of at least 20 more impressive scoring performances than this high school one. I’m not going to list them all, but will bring up that he once scored 55 in a half and 30 points in a quarter – twice. He also has 5 games with 60+ points.
Also worth checking out is this interview with a young Mamba.