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Old 01-06-2009, 01:56 AM   #1
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Default Kobe, Jordan, and 40 point games.

Kobe Bryant, who scored only 26 points in the Lakers' win over the Blazers on Sunday, topped the 40-point mark for the 94th time of his career in a victory over the Jazz on Friday. Here is a look at where he ranks on the all-time list.

Most career 40-point games
Wilt Chamberlain 271
Michael Jordan 173
Kobe Bryant 94
Elgin Baylor 88
Allen Iverson 79

Source: ESPN


Do u think kobe will pass MJ in 40 point games?
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Old 01-06-2009, 01:58 AM   #2
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Kobe Bryant, who scored only 26 points in the Lakers' win over the Blazers on Sunday, topped the 40-point mark for the 94th time of his career in a victory over the Jazz on Friday. Here is a look at where he ranks on the all-time list.

Most career 40-point games
Wilt Chamberlain 271
Michael Jordan 173
Kobe Bryant 94
Elgin Baylor 88
Allen Iverson 79

Source: ESPN


Do u think kobe will pass MJ in 40 point games?

no way in hell, u can bet that. he has more than half way to go

AI woulda had more if he stayed in philly
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:02 AM   #4
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No, I don't think he'll pass him.

But being third behind Wilt and MJ isn't bad at all.
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:03 AM   #5
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Default Re: Kobe, Jordan, and 40 point games.

Are you serious? Kobe'll be lucky to get to 100 this season
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What's so amazing is that MJ walked away from the game twice. The first time he was at his peak, and missed a season and most of another. The second time he still had gas in the tank.
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You think IF Kobe *wanted* to score 40 points in 6 games of the Lakers games remaining this season, he couldn't?

He could but he doesn't need to unless more injuries happen..
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:15 AM   #10
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Default Re: Kobe, Jordan, and 40 point games.

Nope. Unlike most players, Kobe's career is end-loaded with highscoring games and now it's not even necessary.

If he started off as a #1, that number might be closer but that's not the case.
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:16 AM   #11
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My point exactly. Kobe could rip off a string of 40, 50 point games with a snap of his finger but this will not benefit the team and help them in the quest for the Larry O'Brien trophy.
Can we stop this please? Seriously. Just stop. I hate these comments that Kobe can "turn it on" at will, whenever he wants. If that were the case, he would never go through the shooting woes he usually has, especially in the post season. So please, stop perpetuating the myth that Kobe can score at will, because if that were the case, that would mean he has struggled and lost on purpose.
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What's so amazing is that MJ walked away from the game twice. The first time he was at his peak, and missed a season and most of another. The second time he still had gas in the tank.

Check out the beginning of this interview, he talks about stats.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaR0y...eature=related
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Here is a look at where he ranks on the all-time list.

Most career 40-point games
Wilt Chamberlain 271
Michael Jordan 173
Kobe Bryant 94
Elgin Baylor 88
Allen Iverson 79

Source: ESPN


Do u think kobe will pass MJ in 40 point games?

He won't pass him; he'll probaby finish his career with around 130-150 such games.

More interesting is that Jordan has the most 40+ point games of any player in NBA history (38). Kobe has 6 playoff games of 40+. Jordan had more 40+ point playoff games in the 1989 postseason than Kobe has had in his entire career.

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Old 01-06-2009, 02:17 AM   #15
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Can we stop this please? Seriously. Just stop. I hate these comments that Kobe can "turn it on" at will, whenever he wants. If that were the case, he would never go through the shooting woes he usually has, especially in the post season. So please, stop perpetuating the myth that Kobe can score at will, because if that were the case, that would mean he has struggled and lost on purpose.

Yup, groupies are ridiculous.
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