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NBA Legend Reveals Why Kobe Bryant Couldn’t Break Scoring Record


Kobe Bryant Lakers shirts, 8 and 24 hang on the rafters at the NBA game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Sacramento Kings on Thursday January 30, 2020 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
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Kobe Bryant could’ve made NBA history in 2006, 44 years after Wilt Chamberlain had done it before him.

Bryant had one of the greatest performances in basketball history, dominating the Toronto Raptors for 81 points, the second-highest-scoring game we have ever seen.

Notably, Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson inexplicably took Kobe out of the game, as most people were positive he could’ve broken Wilt’s record.

Recently, NBA champion John Salley revealed to Kevin Garnett on Showtime’s KG Certified that he reached out to Phil to ask him why he took Kobe out of the game, to which Jackson replied that some records weren’t meant to be broken.

That’s classic Phil Jackson right there.

He often thinks outside of the box, and he usually favors keeping his players healthy over personal glory.

Then again, one has to wonder whether that’s actually what Kobe would’ve wanted, and it was kind of petty to prevent him from doing anything no one has even come close to doing, not even the greatest scorers ever like Michael Jordan, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, or LeBron James.

Kobe had some of the greatest scoring outbursts in the history of the game and went down as one of the most dominant offensive forces to ever lace them up.

Some people think that Wilt’s record will never be broken, while others believe it’s just a matter of time in today’s offensive-minded league.

Whatever the case, Kobe fans will definitely like Jackson a little less after finding out about this.

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