Kobe's 81, or Wilt's 100?
So, after further review, what was more impressive?
Wilt's was 19 more, but he was a freak of nature. More athletic, taller, faster, stronger than anyone else in the NBA at the time...he was literally a man among boys. In his instance, the game turned into a freak show, with both teams fouling immedicately with every posession.....imho, messing with the fabric of the game.
Kobe's came against a team composed of players that were just as athletic or more so than he, just as tall or taller than he, and I dare say Kobe doesnt spend just a whole lot of time in the weight room, as compared to others. Point being, there is nothing that seperates him from the other players out there, except for talent.
Kobe's also came within the natural flow of the game. They were down by 14, and the dude jsut took the game over and went off. While Wilt hit 28 of his 100 points from the FT line, and most of the rest of his points from in the paint...and most of those were dunks/layups.
Also, as a little comparison:
When Jordan averaged 37.1 in 1987, he averaged 24.79 FTA pg. Kobe averages less than three attempts more than Jordan, thus far.
The % difference between the two, at least when looking at what ESPN calls a "True shooting experience," is minute. (TS pct.= true shooting percentage (what a player's shooting percentage would be if we accounted for free throws and 3-pointers) ) 55.4 to 56.2%.
Finally, to those that put this down due to the overall record of the team, Jordan's team had a 48% winning average, while Kobe is at 43%.
So, all that aside, it seems to me that Kobe's effort far eclipses Wilt's. Thoughts?
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