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

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Kobe Bryant’s best game against the Chicago Bulls – 42 points in 2009

It was no secret that Kobe modeled his game after his idol Michael Jordan, so every time he took a trip to Chicago he tried to put on a show to prove something to their fans. His best scoring performance against the Bulls did not come until Jordan was long gone when he scored 43 points in 2005, but that was in a loss.

His best scoring performance in a win came in 2009 when he scored 42 points on Chicago’s home floor. He also had three steals and three assists to go along with almost half of the teams scoring, putting in 42 of the 96 points.

This was the Lakers 19th win out of 23 games in the 2009 season, and the Lakers were definitely looking like they were trying to redeem their championship loss in the season prior. This was an easy road victory against one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference and it proved they were well on their way to the NBA Finals once again.

Kobe proved against one of the better young teams in the league that he was still the best scorer in the league in his 14th season in the league, at age 31. This performance was also the third-highest scoring total of his 2009-10 championship season.