Kobe Bryant has remained in basketball mode even after winning a Gold Medal in the London Olympic Games earlier in the month. Instead of taking some time off to relax until the beginning of the next NBA season, the Los Angeles Lakers star took a flight to China to attend a basketball clinic, among other events.
He also participated in the Sprite China 2nd Annual Charity Basketball game while overseas, and after sitting out for the entirety of the first half, Kobe entered the game in the second half to put on a show for the many fans. He did more than put on a show as he remarkably dropped a staggering 68 points in only one half of play. He explains the situation on his Facebook page.
"We were trailing by 9 when I was notified that fans via text can choose a team to add 20 additional points to their tally!!! We were now down 29!!
I didn't want to disappoint them or the fans that had paid their hard earned money for a show so I took the challenge of really using the second half as a training session for my stamina. I ran and ran and ran. I wound up scoring 68 in the 2nd and we won. Like I said, they are not basketball players by any stretch of the imagination. I was just having fun with all of them and loved hearing the crowd enjoy the show we put on."
Though the competition was not on his level, scoring 68 points in 15 minutes is still rather remarkable. What do you think of Kobe's scoring burst?