Kobe Bryant went full Black Mamba on the visiting Toronto Raptors notching 31 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds at Staples Center in a Lakers overtime 122-129 win. Bryant also became the first player in NBA history with 30,000 career points and 6,000 assists. Per the LA Times:
“It’s crazy,” said Wesley Johnson, who had 13 points. “Especially seeing how he’s doing it. He’s still going at it. It’s not like he’s slow-footed or he still can’t get to the rim. He’s starting to play like his old self. This is definitely going to be something to tell my kids.”
Sure it wasn’t 81 points, but it’ll do. The Lakers are now 4-13.