By Matt Moore
It was one of the greatest games we've ever seen in the NBA. An 81-point explosion that remains to this day the shining star in the offensive prowess crown of Kobe Bryant. Only once before has a player scored more points, and that was in a radically different era.
On January 21st, 2006, Kobe Bryant took to the floor in Los Angeles against the Toronto Raptors and made history. And in a pretty sweet video, someone has sim'd every made shot for Bryan in that game in the video game NBA 2k11. Check it out.
It's pretty stunning in terms of how close it is. It speaks to how far games have come, and how much time some people have on their hands. If you're wanting to compare, here's both the simulation and the actual video of Bryant going nova side by side.
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