Klay Thompson’s 60 Point Game Reminded Us Of A Few Great Kobe Bryant Games
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If you are old enough to remember the TV show “The Brady Bunch” (RIP to Florence “Carol Brady” Henderson, who died last month) then you know how jealous Jen used to always say, “Everybody loves Marsha. Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!”
While watching Klay Thompson put up a ridiculous 60 points in 29 minutes against the…who did they “play” against…oh, Pacers, it only reminded me (as if I needed a reminder) how great Kobe Bryant was and how a lot of Warriors fans must have felt like Jen as the internet continued to bring up Kobe’s name: Klay’s 40-point half was the first since Kobe in 2003; Klay’s most points through 3 quarters since Kobe in 2005; Klay played the fewest minutes to reach 60 since Kobe; Klay was on pace to try to top Kobe’s 81; Kobe, Kobe, Kobe, everybody always talks about Kobe!
So in honor of Klay’s historic night and Kobe’s historic career, here’s the highlights of a few games by the basketball version of Marsha Brady.
(2005) KOBE SCORES 62 IN THREE QUARTERS
On December 20th of 2005, Kobe Bryant outscored the entire Dallas Mavs 62-61 after three quarters. Read More
(2003) KOBE SCORES 42 IN THE FIRST HALF VS MICHAEL JORDAN
On March 28th of 2003, a 24-year old Kobe Bryant dropped 42 first half points against Michael Jordan and the Wizards. In the 2nd quarter, Kobe made nine shots in a row and scored 23 consecutive points. Read More
(2006) KOBE SCORES 81 POINTS VS THE RAPTORS
On January 22nd of 2006, Kobe Bryant had his “Salvador Dali” masterpiece: 81 total points, 55 second half points, 60.3% on 46 shots, 28 made field goals, 18 of 20 from the free throw line. Read More