Dwyane Wade turned in his 11th 30-point night of the season in Friday’s win over the Lakers, which caused more than a few people to harken back to the days when Kobe Bryant regularly put up monster numbers like that, because the Lakers were so lacking in the front court.
Afterwards, I asked Kobe if he saw any similarities and he smirked.
`No, because if I was hot like he was (Friday), I would’ve had 50 points because I would’ve shot the ball like 45 times, not 25 times like he did,” Bryant said, laughing. “I would’ve kept going.”
If Bryant hadn’t said that though, this quote from Udonis Haslem would’ve topped the night’s notebook.
Haslem was asked about Bryant’s last shot, which rattled around the rim a few times before finally bouncing out and giving the Heat the victory.
“He puts up a shot with Shawn (Marion) all over him and the shot goes halfway down,” Haslem said. “If you can get half a point for a bucket, he would’ve gotten half a point and we would’ve won by half a point.”