Re: Kobe's 81-point game is SEVERELY underrated
It was a great game. The defense of those Raptors was definitely awful though. But you also have to look at the team Kobe was on. He was the whole team practically. He had the green light to shoot as much as he wanted.
Who's to say another player in the same league(or close) as Kobe wouldn't have scored around the same amount of points on a night like that where you're getting that crazy amount of shot attempts, and having a good shooting night, against a bad team?
I think the reason that it's underrated is because there's pretty much nobody in today's league that would ever have as much of a green light to take as many shot attempts as Kobe did on that otherwise mediocre Lakers squad.