Amid the turmoil in Los Angeles after the Lakers lost their sixth straight on the road against the Chicago Bulls on Monday, there was a slight bright spot for Laker fans on Tuesday.
On the seventh anniversary of Bryant’s 81-point game against the Toronto Raptors, Bryant took to twitter to give followers a minute-by-minute behind-the-scenes look at his epic performance on Jan. 22, 2006.
Bryant, who says it was his first time watching the game, recently told ESPN’s Chris Palmer:
“I don’t feel the need to watch it. What am I going to learn? I don’t watch those tapes. If I’m watching film it’s usually for an upcoming opponent.”
Bryant will likely be studying more film than usual in the coming weeks.
“We’re going to have to change something,” he said after the Lakers’ 95-83 loss in Chicago on Monday. “Probably going to have to post the ball a lot more, slow the game down a lot more. That’s just my intuition, but that’s my gut right now. I have to take a look at the film again, but we’re definitely going to have to change something.”