Kobe in his 16th Season Has Historic Night Scoring 48 Against Suns
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Those old Lakers can sure score. Kobe passed Shaq and Kareem last night scoring the post points (48) in a single game in NBA History by a player at least 16 seasons into career. Kareem scored 46 back in 86 and Shaq socred 45 in 2009 as a member of the Phoenix Suns.
What started off as a season with lots of question marks and obstacles has turned into a statement season for Kobe. I was one of those people that thought this would be a down year for Kobe and he would probably average about 20 points and miss a quarter of the season but I couldn’t of been more wrong.
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Kobe’s Last 5 games
48 / 5 / 3
26 / 2 / 9
39 / 4 / 7
30 / 8 / 3
37 / 8 / 6
Most Points Single Game, NBA History At Least 16 Seasons Into Career Season
Kobe Bryant 48 2011-12
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 46 1985-86
Shaquille O’Neal 45 2008-09
Kareem-Abdul-Jabbar 43 1984-85
Source: Elias Sports Bureau