Kobe Bryant is no stranger to putting up a lot of shots and scoring points by the bucketload.
"Really? Wow. That's impressive. That's crazy," Bryant said when told of the feat following the Lakers' 95-90 victory over the Brooklyn Nets. "I don't care what level you're at. Scoring 138 points is pretty insane."
When informed that Taylor attempted 71 three-pointers, Bryant let out an incredulous expletive and then asked how many points they had as a team. The answer -- 179 -- and the fact that none of Taylor's teammates even scored in double digits really blew Bryant away.
"What?! ... That's incredible," he said.
Bryant, who has a shoe that bears his Black Mamba nickname, added:
"He must have been wearing the Mambas, man. Only Mambas have no conscience to shoot the ball that much.”
Bryant once scored 81 points in a game, second-most in NBA history. But he also has taken his share of criticism for being a selfish player. He was asked how people would react if he scored 138 in a game.
"Would people be celebrating me if I scored 138 points? You know how it is, some people would, some people wouldn't," Bryant said. "They can all kiss my ... as I'm sure [Taylor] feels the same way. If you score 138 points, you kind of have a license to tell people to ... off."