As the entire Lakers Nation has been blue regarding the Bynum news, Kobe came out on a mission and put on a historic show that the basketball mecca of the world has never seen before.
Shooting: 19 for 31 Field Goals, 20 for 20 Free Throws.
Kobe racked up 61 points and with 61 points against the Knicks on Monday, Kobe Bryant broke a tie with Michael Jordan to move into sole possession of second place on the league’s all-time list with five 60-point games in his career. Wilt Chamberlain holds the record with 32 games of 60 or more points.
He broke the MSG record of Jordan’s 55 points and broke a Knicks record by Bernard King of 60. Unreal. He left the game to a stunned standing ovation from the Knicks crowd. I got one word: MVP. With Bynum out, Kobe looks forward to putting this team on his back and carrying us back to the NBA Finals. Tonight was a show for the ages….
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Additionally, here was Kobe in the postgame press conference on his big night…