While Brian Butch Slept Before Curfew

Take that, college.

Kobe Bryant, 65.

Notre Dame, 64.
Texas A&M-CC, 63.
Ga Tech, 63.
Arizona, 63.
Southern Illinois, 61.
Arkansas, 60.
Villanova, 58.
Oregon, 58.
North Texas, 58.
Albany, 57.
Miami (OH), 56.
Va. Tech, 54.
Illinois, 52.
Holy Cross, 51.

This was almost closer in nature to Wilt's 100-game than the 81-point explosion was. There are no records of this game anywhere, except for a small blurb on the lower righthand corner of ESPN News. All boxscores have vanished from the internet. Lou Adler died this morning and therefore cannot be taken in for questioning. Game highlights have been bumped in favor of stock preview footage of Drew Neitzel draining 20-footers. But we will know in our hearts, just like we have always known.


At 3/17/2007 12:41 PM, Anonymous Freddie said...

Here's the thing: you can enjoy both college basketball and professional basketball.

Wild concept, I know.

At 3/17/2007 1:07 PM, Blogger Louie Bones said...

Freddie your lies cannot be acknowledged here.
Long live, "severe anal trauma"!
But really, he IS the dominant scorer of the post-Airness era.

At 3/17/2007 5:11 PM, Blogger shoefly said...

I watched the whole second half of the game. I'm never going to be a huge fan of Kobe, but he is the one player that I tend to consistently check the box scores at halftime just to see what might happen.

He was incredible. The Lakers had no business winning that game, but at the same time there was no way they were going to lose it. Never seen a performance like that live. It was breathtaking, but at the same time almost underwhelming because you knew he was gonna hit even the most improbable 3 pointer even as he was in the midst of raising up over a double team and fading away as he drifted out of bounds.

It's astonishing, that men can do such things.

At 3/17/2007 5:19 PM, Blogger Doug said...

shit. took a Friday night off from my Blazer Nation representation duties and it looks like I missed out on something transcendental, even if we did end up losing.

at least I still have a picture of my Laker-loving friend voluntarily wearing my Blazer hat. Blackmail is always useful.

At 3/17/2007 8:31 PM, Blogger Wild Yams said...

That was an incredible performance but a really bad sign for the Lakers. They should have extended their losing streak to 8 with that game last night. Heroics like that come but maybe once a year from Kobe.

Speaking of the Lakers, I was very surprised a week or two ago when they almost beat the Suns and managed to make Phoenix still play a half-court game, despite being severely depleted by injuries. I remember thinking that if Phoenix has to play against a team that has a good inside game who actually is healthy and can play that Phoenix would be in trouble, and last night's pounding by the Pistons reinforces that thought. Phoenix is primed for yet another playoff disappointment when they're forced to slow it down and go inside.

At 3/18/2007 12:16 AM, Blogger R said...

I watched the entire thing from start to finish. Absolutely disgusting performance, on KB24's part. Far more impressive than the 81 he dropped on the Raptors, because this was not a man running rampant on a NBDL team...this was a man refusing to lose, having nobody to support him, and doing everything he possibly could to carry 11 other sad sacks of shit to a victory. The disappointing thing for Laker fans (read: me), is that if this is what it takes to beat Portland at home after 7 straight losses, it means that this team is straight garbage. The Lake show is wasting the prime years of one of the best players of all-time, by surrounding him with a cast that not even Nash or Dirk (MVP candidates) could make one of the better teams in the league. Such a bum out.

At 3/19/2007 10:16 AM, Blogger zip zip said...

I hope when their careers in the rear view mirror, Luke Walton pulls a Scottie Pippen and says Kobe never would have been a great player if it wasn't for him.

Luke Walton in 2021 - "Most coaches would rather have a Luke Walton than a Kobe Bryant".

At 4/13/2009 5:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...




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