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Sorry, Wilt: You're no Kobe

Updated: January 24, 2006, 2:25 AM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

Is 81 enough?

Eighty-One, people.

I'd say so. I'd say all those pre-Christmas wails about Kobe Bryant ripping us off by hanging 62 points on the Dallas Mavericks in three quarters and then sitting out the fourth can suddenly be recalled with a chuckle.

Turns out Kobe's Dec. 20 detonation was not a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for No. 8 to make a run at 80-something points. No one was cheated after all.

THE COMPLETE KOBE

Lakers 122, Raptors 104Jan. 22, 2006

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