Social Media Remembers Kobe’s Landmark Raptors Game

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It was a year ago this month of January the world lost one of the greatest basketball players in the history of the sport.

The Los Angeles Lakers star would provide NBA fans with great moments throughout his illustrious career. Many people were in awe of Wilt Chamberlain scoring 100 points against the New York Knicks on March 2, 1962. Unfortunately in those days not every NBA game was recorded or televised.

Fortunately decades later, fans of basketball would be treated to a night to remember that was reminiscent of Chamberlain’s historic night. The night of January 22, 2006 fans in Toronto were witnesses to one of the greatest single-game performances in NBA history.

The Lakers scored a 122-104 comeback victory at home, Kobe Bryant finished with 81 points on 28-of-46 shooting, including 7-of-13 from 3-point range, and 18-of-20 from the foul line. The accomplishment stunned even Bryant himself.

“Not even in my dreams,” Bryant said. “That was something that just happened. It’s tough to explain. It’s just one of those things.

“It really hasn’t, like, set in for me. It’s about the `W,’ that’s why I turned it on. It turned into something special. To sit here and say I grasp what happened, that would be lying.”

Social media pays homage to the legendary night by remembering what it was like on the night 15 years ago.