Well, so much for catching the Lakers before Kobe is 100%. He scored 52 points on 26 shots last night against the 'best record in the NBA' Jazz. His previous season-high was the 40 he dropped on the Clippers in their first meeting.
He loves putting up big numbers against the Clips, and the schizophrenic Staples crowd (with a lot of Kobe fans, some closeted) will turn it into a Lakers home game with M-V-P chants if he gets on a roll. Man, I hate that M-V-P chant.