Kobe Bryant Is The Only Player In NBA History To Score 40+ Points Against Ever Team He Has Played Against

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Kobe Bryant Is The Only Player In NBA History To Score 40+ Points Against Ever Team He Has Played Against

Scoring 40 points against a team is a huge achievement for most players in the NBA. Then there is Kobe Bryant, who has done this numerous times in his career. Bryant was known as a lethal scorer during his stint in the NBA and has several records to his name.

Kobe's ability to effortlessly rack up points was highlighted numerous times when he was still active in the league. For example when he outscored the entire Mavericks in just three quarters! 

There are many more stories about the Mamba's insane scoring prowess. Well, another unique stat that Kobe has is that he has scored 40+ against every NBA team he has ever played against. Furthermore, the Hall of Famer is the only player to ever do so. Talk about an exclusive club, right?

Here is the list of Kobe's career-high points against each NBA team since his debut:

  1. Toronto Raptors - 81 Points Scored
  2. Portland Trail Blazers - 65 Points Scored
  3. Dallas Mavericks - 62 Points Scored
  4. New York Knicks - 61 Points Scored 
  5. Utah Jazz - 60 Points Scored
  6. Memphis Grizzlies - 60 Points Scored
  7. Charlotte Hornets - 58 Points Scored
  8. Washington Wizards - 55 Points Scored
  9. Houston Rockets - 53 Points Scored
  10. Denver Nuggets - 51 Points Scored
  11. Golden State Warriors - 51 Points Scored
  12. Phoenix Suns - 51 Points Scored
  13. Sacramento Kings - 51 Points Scored
  14. New Orleans Pelicans - 50 Points Scored
  15. Minnesota Timberwolves - 50 Points Scored
  16. Los Angeles Clippers - 50 Points Scored
  17. Oklahoma City Thunder - 50 Points Scored 
  18. Philadelphia 76ers - 48 Points Scored
  19. Cleveland Cavaliers - 47 Points Scored
  20. Brooklyn Nets - 46 Points Scored
  21. Indiana Pacers - 45 Points Scored
  22. San Antonio Spurs - 45 Points Scored
  23. Boston Celtics - 43 Points Scored
  24. Milwaukee Bucks - 43 Points Scored
  25. Chicago Bulls - 43 Points Scored
  26. Miami Heat - 42 Points Scored
  27. Atlanta Hawks - 41 Points Scored
  28. Orlando Magic - 41 Points
  29. Detroit Pistons - 40 Points

Since Kobe played all 20 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, that's why the purple and gold are the only team exempted from the above list.

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