Originally written on Jocks and Stiletto Jill  |  Last updated 11/8/14
Kobe Bryant recently said that he’d had never watched his 81-point game against the Toronto Raptors. His reasoning was, “what can I learn from it.” I guess Kobe changed his mind, today is the 7th anniversary of the highest individual point total game in modern NBA history. NBA TV re-aired the game so Kobe live tweeted while watching for the first time. Re-watching that game is fascinating. You forget that the Raptors were pretty good that year. That Kobe was playing with Smush Parker, Chris Mihm, Kwame Brown, Luke Walton and Devan George. That the Lakers were down 18 at one point and climbed back. That Kobe scored 42 points in a half. That he went off for 13 points in the last 5 minutes. And so on, etc. etc. Check out Kobe’s thoughts on his performance and where his head was at throughout the contest. I can’t believe I’ve never watched this game till now — Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 22, 2013 After my first bucket I realized their rotations weren’t sharp or early — Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 22, 2013   After my first bucket I realized their rotations weren’t sharp or early — Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 22, 2013   This game was the 1st and only game my grandma has seen me play as a pro, On my late grandfather’s bday no less #countonfamily — Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 22, 2013 Youthful metabolism!! I’m fresh of pepperoni pizza and grape soda! #countonkobe — Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 22, 2013 I scored 81 this game? #countonkobe #countonkobespeakingin3rdperson — Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 22, 2013   .@4yearsenior I sent them to the hall of fame — Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 22, 2013 .@nikebasketball Phil talked about how to move guys around to beat the zone — Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 22, 2013   Watching the game now, the easy shots I missed, I could of had 100 pts! #countonkobe — Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 22, 2013
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