81 points against the Toronto Raptors Jan. 23, 2006
1997 Dunk Contest Winner
Now I'm sure that you have something to say about the rape charges against Kobe, but the charges were dropped; and come on no offense to the chika but she saw an opportunity and she tried to take advantage of it.
Anyways, over the years Kobe grabbed the reputation as a ball hog, and I do agree he was for a while. But this new look that Kobe is showing, as a team player, is at the right time. Things were starting to look bleak for Kobe and the Lakers. They now have Pau Gasol with them, and his addition has brought back some spunk to the great Laker Franchise. Kobe is so close to another championship that he can taste it, and I think he will get it.
With his new attitude, and a revamped looking team Kobe is still soaring high above the rest of the competition. He isn't quite as cocky as he used to be, but if he was I could understand.
Lakers in 7 against the Cavs.