Robert Bolick Scores 50, Thanks Kobe After Almost Outscoring The Opposing Team In 2nd Half

San Beda's Robert Bolick was inspired by all of the Kobe Bryant birthday videos being shared on Thursday because after his Kobe-esque 50-point masterpiece in a 98-79 victory against Arellano University, the 6'1" 2 x NCAA Philippines champion gave the 40-year-old Black Mamba a shout out.

"I have to give all my best, I'm a winner." Said Bolick. "It's Mamba day and everybody loves Kobe."

37 of those record-setting 50 came in the second half, which was just two less points than the entire opposing team. He finished the game shooting 18-of-25 from the field, 5-of-9 from three and a perfect 9-of-9 from the free throw line in 33 minutes of action.

The 50 is the most points scored in Final Four era of the NCAA, topping John Wilson's decade old record by two points. The 50 also had Bolick's coach, Boyet Fernandez, declaring a new day to celebrate after Mamba day.

“August 24 is Robert Bolick day,” said Fernandez.

Seeing the "King Lion" almost outscore a team in the second half reminds me of the time King James scored 48, including the final 25 points for the Cavs against the Pistons in GM5 of the 2007 ECF.

If you would rather see Kobe highlights, here's the Black Mamba outscoring the Mavs 62-61 after three quarters.

And here's a pic of Kobe posting up against former Philippines President Erap Estrada during one of his Adidas tours in the late 90s.


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