Friday’s game against the Grizzles was one to definitely remember! Not only did the game mark the third time this week that Kobe scored 41 points in a game, he also made NBA history. The Black Mamba became the youngest player in the NBA to score 24,000 points and passed Allen Iverson for 16th on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. Well, how can we be surprised with his skills but definitely impressive! Kobe has to date 24,027 points for his 14 years in the NBA.
“What can I say?” Lakers Coach Phil Jackson said. “This is a guy that sees a weakness in a team and exploits it, and tonight [the Grizzlies] didn’t seem to want to put the finger in the dike. They just let the leak continue. It was a killer instinct out there [by Bryant].”
Despite the absence of Pau Gasol with a strained hamstring and Andrew Bynum with a strained elbow the Lakers take the win against the Grizzles 114-98.