11 Years Ago Today, Kobe Bryant Dropped 81 Points on Jalen Rose & The Toronto Raptors (Video)
This day in history, on January 22nd, 2006, Kobe Bryant decided to upstage the NFL playoffs and drop 81 points on Jalen Rose and the Toronto Raptors.
In just 41 minutes, Kobe achieved the second-greatest offensive performance in the history of the National Basketball Association by scoring 81 points on 28-of-46 shooting from the field, 7-of-13 from 3-point range, and 18-of-20 from the charity stripe.
Social media made it a point to remind Jalen Rose that this was his day as well:
@JalenRose 11 years pussy #81
— XTrill (@XTrill_23) January 22, 2017
Happy Kobe 81 day @JalenRose
— ⚡The Reason⚡ (@TheReason540) January 22, 2017
— yovo (@AnastasiaHLC) January 22, 2017
You really got 81 points hanged on you in real life. Not a video game @JalenRose
— #VeteransForKaep (@AyeMr_Foreman) January 22, 2017
— #FreeGates❤️ (@LCTheLegend) January 22, 2017
Ayo @JalenRose you know what today is????its your anniversary of Kobe putting that 81 up on u after being up sub
— BALL IN PEACE VONTE (@tweezaintshit) January 22, 2017
aye man @jalenrose. 81. points. on you. enjoy your day
— weeze (@UncleWeezley) January 22, 2017
— Justin Wilson (@DubIsTheName25) January 22, 2017
— Chill Donahue (@TheRealDLC) January 22, 2017
In other news today is the day those who aren’t blocked tweet @JalenRose “81” in honor of Kobe put 28 field goals on that nigga head.
— Maris (@FlashTheDJGod) January 22, 2017