Comments Off on Pivot Points: Kobe Bryant’s 81 Points Proves Midrange Game Is Alive and Well
On the pages of this very website you will find a writer who has held a funeral service for the loss of the midrange jump-shot. His eulogy is compelling, and he calls on many players for words of condolence. The only thing is, he's wrongùdead wrong.

So before we close the casket and kick the dirt in, I think that a few things need to be discussed. Maybe afterwards we can "revive" the jump-shot like Lazarus in the Bible. In one night, Kobe Bryant changed the perception of basketball from an offensive point of view. His 81-point performance was historic, dazzling, and beyond the realm of comprehension. What made this memorable, besides the fact that it's the second-highest point output in the history of the NBA, is the variety in which Bryant got his points. He scored from all ...

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