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Out of Bounds: Kobe’s 81 Anniversary

Out of Bounds honors the eight-year anniversary of Kobe Bryant’s 81 point game… We reminisce as Greg Oden turns 26

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The Funny Stupid, Thing of the Day


Denver Nuggets guard Nate Robinson is a big fan of pizza and pizza is a big fan of him! Check out how Pizza Hut made Nate his own personal pizza. I believe he has to be a big fan of cheese and olives by the look of this.

Tribute to Kobe’s 81

Ah, it seems like just yesterday that Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant was in his prime and dropping buckets on everybody. Eight years ago today, Kobe did the unthinkable and scored 81 points against the Toronto Raptors. Check out all 81 of them here and let’s all reminisce.

Highlight of the Night


Since we’re all reminiscing, check out Dallas Mavericks guard Vince Carter turning back the clock and putting DeMar DeRozan on a poster in his old building. Carter brought some Vinsanity in response to Toronto fans giving him a thorough booing. Vince, if there was ever a moment to shut the crowd up, you did it appropriately.

Happy Birthday Greg Oden!

Today is Miami HEAT center Greg Oden’s 26th birthday. While that still seems young, by NBA standards Greg is now a veteran. It doesn’t seem that long ago everyone saw him as the next great center of the NBA. Sadly, knee injuries have robbed Oden of the prime of his youth. Check out this mix of how dominant Greg was pre-knee surgeries and think of what could have been for the talented big-man.

Instagram of the Day


Anyone guess who these two are? Los Angeles Lakers guard Kendall Marshall posted a photo of him and his teammate Pau Gasol from when he was 11 years old. Pau was only in his second year in the league with the Memphis Grizzlies. If 11-year-old Kendall Marshall could only see himself now.

Stat Stuffers of the Night

Celtics’ Jeff Green: 39 points, 9 rebounds in a 113-11 overtime win over the Wizards.

Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan: 40 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists in a 93-85 win over the Mavericks.

Spurs’ Tony Parker: 37 points, 4 assists in a 111-105 loss to the Thunder.

Check out yesterday’s Out of Bounds here 


Alan is an expert gambling writer who works as one of the chief editors for Basketball Insiders. He has been covering online gambling and sports betting for over 8 years, having written for the likes of Sportlens, Compare.bet, The Sports Daily, 90min, and TopRatedCasinos.co.uk. His particular specialisms include US online casinos and gambling regulations, and soccer and basketball betting. Based in London, Alan holds an MA in English Literature and is a passionate supporter of Chelsea FC.

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