Kobe Bryant had plenty of motivation for his record-setting performance at Madison Square Garden.
With a postgame work date planned with Knicks fan Spike Lee, who was sitting in the front row, Bryant put on a show the filmmaker couldn’t criticize, setting a current arena record with 61 points to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 126-117 victory over New York on Monday night.
“I’m going to review this documentary I’m doing with Spike Lee tonight after the game and I didn’t feel like sitting next to him and hearing him talking trash about the Knicks, so that was added incentive as well,” Bryant said. “Seriously. He’s going to get an earful tonight.”
Bryant entertained a sold-out crowd that took turns booing him and saluting him with “MVP!” chants during an electrifying performance. - Yahoo!
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