Crazy that it’s been 15 years since Kobe scored 81.
Kobe told me after:
“When you see that shoe, that’s the 1st thing people think of: the 81. It was almost like a trance, where you’re just relaxing and you’re playing & everything is just flowing...Everything is just clicking.”
15 years ago today.
2nd most buckets ever.
I interviewed DeMar DeRozan about Kobe a couple years ago, and the 81 point game was one of his favorite childhood memories. He watched it at home in his room as a high schooler.
“I was really tripping out, and wondering if I was playing a video game or something.”
I’ve got a piece coming out tomorrow on the anniversary of Kobe Bryant’s 81 point game. I spoke to several guys about the challenges of guarding Kobe in his prime.
There will be a written piece & videos of the interviews. Here’s a snippet from Shane Battier.
Hope you enjoy it
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