Jack Taylor, a Division III guard for Grinnell College, did something last night that blew even Kobe Bryant away.
Taylor scored an NCAA record 138 points, taking 108 shots in the process, and hitting 27 threes (on 71 attempts from deep) along the way.
But it was Bryant — he of the legendary 81-point game back in 2006 against the Toronto Raptors — who had the best (and funniest reaction) to the feat.
Bryant: “Really? Wow. That’s impressive. That’s crazy. I don’t care what level you’re at. Scoring 138 points is pretty insane. How many threes did he shoot?” Reporter: 71. Bryant: “Holy sh–. How many points did they score as a team?” Reporter: 179. Bryant: “What?!” Reporter: No other starter had double figures. Bryant: “That’s incredible.” Reporter: Dude on the other team scored 71 points and lost. Bryant: “That’s amazing. He must have been wearing the Mambas, man. Only Mambas have no conscious to shoot the ball like that.”
Reporter: If you did that, would people be celebrating you? Bryant: “Would people be celebrating me if I scored 138 points? You know how it is, some people would, some people wouldn’t. They can all kiss my ass as I’m sure he feels the same way. If you score 138 points, you kind of have a license to tell people to f*ck off.”
Jack Taylor’s team bested Faith Baptist Bible College 179-104. By comparison, Kobe Bryant only managed to score a pedestrian 25 points last night, in a Lakers win over the visiting Brooklyn Nets.