On January 22, 2006 Kobe Bryant scored 81 points against the Toronto Raptors. It was the second highest single game point total for one player in NBA history, a masterful display of scoring that will not soon be forgotten. The Raptors would like you to forget about it though, if you don't mind.
When the Raptors became the latest team to show a tribute video for Kobe as he continues his retirement tour, one thing was conspicuously missing:
Can't make this up. I'm actually told that the Raptors higher ups ruled against showing Kobe's 81 point game in tribute video.— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) December 8, 2015
Don't worry though! We have the full highlights for you, because no matter if the Raptors wish it had never happened, this is the internet, where video of anything exists forever:
I can't blame the Raptors for wanting to forget about that one. Much like how Jalen Rose blocks anyone on Twitter if they mention it to him, it must be just as hard for Toronto to acknowledge such a historic beatdown. But we must never, ever forget this all important information:
.@JalenRose pic.twitter.com/yhUQeAGuoB— Jacob Rude (@JacobRude) December 4, 2015