Kobe Bryant Thought He Only Had 30 40 Point Games, Has More Than The Entire NBA On TNT Crew Combined
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During Ernie Johnson’s interview with Kobe Bryant on Inside the NBA, EJ asked Kobe how many 40 point games he’s had during his career. For some reason, Kobe guessed “30 & 40” which is pretty ridiculous considering Kobe once had a 9 game streak of 40+ games (4 of 50+). He was a little off and the right answer is 121.
“I didn’t go to college,” joked Kobe when he was told the answer. “See what happens.”
The total number of 40 point games for the entire NBA on TNT crew, which includes great likes Shaq, Reggie Miller, Isiah Thomas and Charles Barkley along with All-stars Chris Webber, Grant Hill and Steve Smith, is only 104 which is 74 more than what Kobe guessed for them. Of those guys, Shaq had the most at 49.
In honor of Kobe having no idea (I think Kobe was lying) how many 40-point games he’s had, here’s proof of a bunch of them.