Los Angeles Lakers: Kobe Bryant’s best game against every team in NBA

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Kobe Bryant’s best game against the Washington Wizards – 55 points against Michael Jordan in 2003

Kobe Bryant always wanted to be Michael Jordan, he studied his game and it was evident in their similar offensive style that Kobe was the second coming of Jordan.

That meant anytime they faced off against each other, it was going to be a competitive battle for the ages and Kobe was going to try even harder than normal to prove he was the best player on the floor.

In 2003 Kobe faced a Jordan that was well past his prime that was playing for the Washington Wizards in a farewell tour. It was the last time they would face each other in their careers and Kobe put up 55 points right in front of the greatest basketball player who ever lived.

Even though he had a clear age advantage against Jordan it had to make Kobe feel good to dominate a game that included his childhood idol.

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This 55 point performance was ten points better than any other game that Kobe had against the Wizards in his career, and considering who was on the roster at the time, it was easily his best game against Washington.