One of Bryant’s most famous performances was his 81-point outburst against the Raptors in 2006. Bryant shot 28-46 and 7-13 from three in the contest, as he recorded one of the most prolific scoring games in NBA history.
Jalen Rose, who was one of the primary defenders on Bryant that night, recently told the story of Bryant’s savage drink order after the historic game. During the halftime show for the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers game, Rose explained how he saw Bryant at a restaurant after the 81-point performance. The drink Bryant ordered was pure Mamba.
“I saw Kobe after he dropped 81 at a restaurant, and he ordered a martini with 81 olives. Rest in peace, legend,” Rose said.
“I saw Kobe after he dropped 81 at a restaurant, and he ordered a martini with 81 olives … Rest in peace, legend." @JalenRose reacts to Jamal Murray seeing Donovan Mitchell after he scored 57 against the Nuggets. pic.twitter.com/pF7JhFSgHl
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