Dwight Howard: Kobe ‘took like 80 shots’ to get his 81 points

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Dwight Howard: Kobe ‘took like 80 shots’ to get his 81 points
 

 

Friday March 2 marks the 50-year anniversary of Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game. We already presented the comments of Kobe Bryant, who is second on the list for most points scored in a single NBA game with 81, that someone else will break the century mark for points in a game.

ESPN played a tribute to Wilt Chamberlain Friday where some all-stars were asked if they thought anyone would break Wilt’s record. In one of his responses, Dwight Howard got in a little jab at Kobe.

“I don’t see anybody doing it,” Howard said of someone breaking Wilt’s record. “Kobe had 81 … and he took like 80 shots.”

Kobe was also quoted in the video saying he believed the record would be broken. “Why wouldn’t they? I think in time, that day will come,” Bryant said, “Somebody will do it. Eventually it will happen.”

We’re pretty confident ESPN sat down with a bunch of players at All-Star Weekend and that this was one of the questions they asked them. Normally we wouldn’t put much stock into a short quote that seemed to be heavily edited, but this has significance.

Dwight Howard reportedly was deterred from joining the Lakers by Kobe. Kobe reportedly told him that the Lakers were his team, and that Dwight would have to wait in line. I’m not saying that Dwight’s jab means the report is accurate (though our sources tell us it is), but the minor shot shows there is some friction between the two. If Dwight had nothing but respect for Kobe, he wouldn’t have detracted from the impressive feat.

And for the record, Kobe achieved his 81 points on 28-56 shooting, going 7-13 on threes and 18-20 on free throws.


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 6 years ago '05        #2
Gremlin 1095 heat pts1095
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56 shots...for 81pts is pretty fu*king good!

I wondered what Jordans most ever was it was 49 vs Orlando...
In that 49 shot game (OT) Jordan was 27-49 from the field and 9-11 from the line, scoring 64 points. He had 6 rebounds and 1 a.ssist. He played 47 minutes in that game...the Magic defeated the Bulls 128-124 in OT. The game was at Chicago on January 16, 1993.
 6 years ago '04        #3
GollyI'mGully 69 heat pts69
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um Kobe was 28-46
 6 years ago '05        #4
Dun Language 3970 heat pts3970
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I'll be shocked if Howard comes to Brooklyn
And wins a ring.

In my book he's a 2nd option
He proves it every playoff he's not a leader
That makes players around him better.

cant believe a nba team is coming to the hood
Soon to be mini manhattan
 6 years ago '05        #5
Dun Language 3970 heat pts3970
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Lol@ took 80 shots to get 81

Howard is a fu*king dunce
 6 years ago '04        #6
abstractq 5 heat pts
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on the real. . .i heard mike and mike call wilts game the single greatest performance ever

his teammates was fouling just to get the ball back and get him more shots

and he was playing against a bunch of people who he was like 6 inches taller than and way more athletic

sh*t is impressive but come on. . .sh*t wasnt in the natural flow of the game
 6 years ago '05        #7
Gremlin 1095 heat pts1095
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Kobe Bryant's 81 vs. Wilt Chamberlain's 100:

Category Kobe Wilt
Points 81 100
Field goals 28 36
Field goal attempts 46 63
Field goal % 60.8% 57.1%
Three-pointers 7 0
Three-pt. attempts 13 0
Three-pt. % 53.8% 0.0%
Free throws made 18 28
Free-throw attempts 20 32
Free-throw % 90.0% 87.7%
Rebounds 6 25
Assists 2 2
Minutes 42 48
Final result W 122-104 W 169-147
% of his team points 66.4% 59.2%
*Notes: Although there was no three-point line during Chamberlain's career, he didn't have a long shooting range. / Chamberlain was an horrendous free throw shooter (47%) but that night he made 28 of 32.
 6 years ago '11        #8
Backflipz 84 heat pts84
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I rag on Kobe all the time but he was actually pretty efficient that day

Kobe's performance > than wilt's
 6 years ago '10        #9
SmoothTay 23 heat pts23
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Kobe 81 >>>>>>>>> wilt 100


Wilt had 6 feet guys on him shooting hooks from 2 feet away
 6 years ago '06        #10
hood135 2 heat pts
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28-46 DWight throwing rocks at the thrown because Kobe told him he don't need him.





































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DWight ain't even got his horns yet.


















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 6 years ago '04        #11
torious 67 heat pts67
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 6 years ago '08        #12
Dee Grande 1269 heat pts1269 OP
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dwight takes 30 fta to get 10 ftm
 03-02-2012, 08:30 AM         #13
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its not THAT off

if you count 20 free throws as 10 shots hes at like 66 times that he actually went up for a shot
 03-02-2012, 08:46 AM         #14
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peanut head mother fu*ker
 6 years ago '05        #15
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 jimflu said:
its not THAT off

if you count 20 free throws as 10 shots hes at like 66 times that he actually went up for a shot
 6 years ago '07        #16
Bkjj11 3548 heat pts3548
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Mad sour lol. He still hurt from bein called that 3rd option
 03-02-2012, 09:08 AM         #17
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 Gremlin said:
56 shots...for 81pts is pretty fu*king good!

I wondered what Jordans most ever was it was 49 vs Orlando...
In that 49 shot game (OT) Jordan was 27-49 from the field and 9-11 from the line, scoring 64 points. He had 6 rebounds and 1 a.ssist. He played 47 minutes in that game...the Magic defeated the Bulls 128-124 in OT. The game was at Chicago on January 16, 1993.


28-46 60% shooting

thats how you get 81 points

oh in 4Q by the way

its too bad the prototype always needed OT even in the HIGHEST SCORING ERA OF BASKETBALL
 6 years ago '11        #18
Chad09 160 heat pts160
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That bi*ch mad at Kobe.
 6 years ago '07        #19
KnicksLost 17 heat pts17
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 hood135 said:
28-46 DWight throwing rocks at the thrown because Kobe told him he don't need him.





































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DWight ain't even got his horns yet.


















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 6 years ago '11        #20
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He must of seen that 30 for 30 thread
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