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  • Kobe Bryant.

  • Today is actually the 15 year anniversary of one of the most famous games he ever played when he scored 81 points against the Toronto Raptors.

  • And Jalen You, of course, were on that Raptors team.

  • You personally gave up 18 points.

  • We've had our share of fun with that.

  • And you and Kobe, of course, had a lot of fun with that over the course of time.

  • The the olives who will ever forget when he wanted 81 olives and his martini.

  • And I just wonder, in the wake of what has happened over the last year, just how you look back on that today, 15 years after that night, I can't lie greeny.

  • I want to celebrate the legend of the Black Mamba.

  • And for me, it was an honor to be the bug on the windshield as he had his all time great scoring affair, the second highest scoring game in the history of the NBA.

  • I'm glad it was his first time that his grandmother got a chance to watch him play and all of the great things that come with the Mamba mentality.

  • But the one thing I always tell people about that game, and I was a player that played with a lot of enthusiasm and talked a lot of trash or whatever.

  • If you notice those ain't really highlights like if you ever watch Kobe Bryant played basketball, would you watch it right there?

  • Those ain't highlights.

  • That's just him putting in work.

  • And he never talked trash.

  • He never said anything because when you talk trash and you hit your chest and you point up at the sky and you do the airplane wings after every shot that you make, you know what happens.

  • People wanna hurt you.

  • They want to double team you.

  • They want to triple team you.

  • They want to quadruple team you.

  • And he did none of that.

  • And I can't front, um that he's not here anymore.

  • And this is like the first time that I guess I've talked about this since his passing.

  • It hits different because I used to be able to still text him about this.

  • See the one thing a lot of people don't know about Kobe Bryant and I was we actually had a relationship Ah, friendship and, uh and it just and it just really feels awkward knowing that his family won't get a chance to see him going to the Hall of Fame.

  • You know, he won't get a chance to, you know, have a statue outside of the Staples Center, and we we can't in the flesh celebrate his greatness.

  • But for this day, please honor the Black Mamba.

  • Please respect this family.

  • Send them your prayers and your well wishes and everyone that passed in that horrific helicopter accident.

  • And again, they're gonna be a lot of people that speak on the black mamas behalf and represent his legacy.

  • I'm really grateful that I got a chance to play in that game and got a chance to see his greatness up close and personal beautifully said.

  • And I think for all of us, it just looks different looking back on it all.

  • Now, as we approach the one year anniversary of that day, we will talk more about that next week.

  • Jalen, have a great weekend.

  • Thank you.

  • Thank you are the best and we have mawr N B A action coming your way.

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Jalen Rose looks back on Kobe's 81-point game 15 years later | Get Up

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/01/22
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