Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant have had some amazing scoring performances in their illustrious NBA careers. Jordan scored 50 or more points on 39 occasions including eight times in the playoffs. Bryant has reached the half-century mark 25 times, and he is still going strong, leading the NBA in scoring this season! On Jan. 22, 2006, Bryant had the second-highest scoring performance in NBA history when he dropped 81 on the Toronto Raptors.
Both players have hit for 60+ points five times in their careers.
When you’re an athlete considered the greatest your sport has ever seen, your legacy will consistently be compared the next generation. Younger, stronger, faster up-and-comers will inevitably rise to challenge for a chance to sit on the throne. Jordan and Bryant are two of the greatest to ever set foot on the hardwood and they have been the subject of comparison for years. MJ’s legacy and stronghold on the top spot in the sport is well deserved and backed by both numbers and championships.
This infographic examines the details and frequency of the times these two great players have achieved, and eclipsed, the 50-point-game milestone. There is also a ranking of each player's five exquisite 60+ point games and how they stack up against one another other. Be sure to click on the little televisions to watch the highlights. All of these performances were brilliant and historic. Here is the infographic
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