'The Skywalker' on Kobe Bryant's Basketball Record Los Angeles Laker star Kobe Bryant set a team record this past Sunday by scoring 81 points in one game. The performance put Bryant into the record books for the second-highest score in a single game, right behind basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain.
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'The Skywalker' on Kobe Bryant's Basketball Record

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'The Skywalker' on Kobe Bryant's Basketball Record

'The Skywalker' on Kobe Bryant's Basketball Record

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David "The Skywalker" Thompson drives past Bill Walton for another of his signature slam dunks. TriMotion Films hide caption

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Los Angeles Laker star Kobe Bryant set a team record this past Sunday by scoring 81 points in one game. The performance put Bryant into the record books for the second-highest score in a single game, right behind basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain, who scored 100 points in a game in 1962.

Alex Chadwick talks to the man Bryant bumped out of the number-two spot — sports legend David "The Skywalker" Thompson — about the making of basketball history.