By now you know all the particulars on LeBron James’ 61-point game against the Bobcats: ESPN was dealing point-by-point updates on Twitter, and while my computer was down briefly, they sent hundreds of letters via owl.
LeBron was 22-of-33 from the field, 8-of-10 on 3s (8-for-8 at one point), and 9-of-12 from the line. He said he felt like he was “throwing a golf ball into the ocean.” So, impressive and stuff. But NBA fans being NBA fans, we know that comparisons must be made and other great players must be shuffled, discussed and placed in proper order.
In other words, LeBron’s big night made Kobe Bryant fans restless, and they must vent. Example: “Kobe 81” is trending right now, even though his 81-point game occurred eight years ago.
Here’s some of what else went down immediately following the Heat’s win:
This works out perfectly Melo scores 62 vs Bobcats Heat fans say oh it was just the Bobcats LBJ scores 61 vs Bobcats and hes the best ever
— John Miceli (@JohnMiceli15) March 4, 2014
— NBA Memes (@NBAMemes) March 4, 2014
Kobe once hit 12 3's & scored 81 points, relax my heat fans. #mamba
— chayz (@chayzholt13) March 4, 2014
"LeBron broke the Heat franchise record for most points held by Glen Rice." *Heat fans google Glen Rice*
— LakersCrazies (@lakers_crazies) March 4, 2014
LBJ jus scored 61 & heat fans acting like they forgot dat Carmelo scored 62 & they acting like they dnt remember Kobe scoring 81…
— I Hoop All Day (@n_i_c_24) March 4, 2014
There was also much discussion on how Heat fans comported themselves during the game:
— Andy Glockner (@AndyGlockner) March 4, 2014
Heat fans don't deserve a transcendent player like LBJ. How that gym empty when LBJ checked out with 61
— Daniel Artest (@DMArtestQB) March 4, 2014
Shots are returned:
Kobe fans be like pic.twitter.com/oUgkPsLanS
— Team LeBron (@TeamLeBron_) March 4, 2014
— Han Sole Lo™ (@Deftronic) March 4, 2014
Kobe Bryant points-per-shot when he scored 81: 1.76. LeBron James points-per-shot in scoring 61 tonight: 1.84.
— Couper Moorhead (@CoupNBA) March 4, 2014
Just make sure that you pick a side. Don’t be like me and tell the people in the bar “Hey, they’re both good! Can’t we just admire their respective talents without getting into an argument?” That will surely get you stuffed into a garbage can in the alley.