Russell Westbrook scored 54 points in a loss to the Indiana Pacers on Sunday, and Twitter lit up with talk of another number: 43 shots, the number the Oklahoma City Thunder star took to reach that point total.
Well, Kobe Bryant was not about to sit idly by and let a high-volume shooter get attacked.
Ppl will always find a way to critique Only way to shut up critics is to WIN That's the challenge myself and Mj accepted #CantcritiqueRings— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) April 14, 2015
(1) The answer to Kobe's question: Michael Jordan, in Game 3 of the Chicago Bulls' 1993 series against the Phoenix Suns. (You don't need to be a tortured Suns fan to know that the Bulls went on to win that series.)
(2) We have to point out that Bryant is being a little self-serving here, as the Los Angeles Lakers legend is third all-time in field-goal attempts but outpaces the two ahead of him on the list (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone) in shots per game.
(3) None of that matters, because Bryant dropped a Liz Lemon meme! Not that we're shocked; knowing the cultured Bryant, he likely used his recent injury layoff to binge-watch "30 Rock" (if he hadn't already seen the full series when it was on the air).
But back to the Westbrook topic: