By now most sports fans have heard about Jack Taylor shattering the NCAA’s record books when he scored 138 points last night (you can see highlights here). Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Randy Moss all reacted earlier and now LeBron James & Carmelo Anthony have chimed in.
Check out what they had to say…
LeBron James was among those weighing in on the significance of the feat:
“It’s unbelievable, honestly,” James said. “I would like to see the game. I want to see the game.”
Hard to believe, but after one record shooting night, a three-time NBA MVP like James was putting Taylor in the same breath as all-time superstars like Bryant and Wilt Chamberlain. By the end of his night, Taylor was 52-for-108 (27-for-71 from the 3-point line).
“I watched Kobe’s game when he had 81,” James said. “I watched some of the greatest games ever played when guys scored big numbers. There’s two games that I would love to see: One was Wilt, when he had 100, and this kid, I want to see him too. Sir Jack.”
James said he doesn’t believe he’s ever topped 56 points in any game — he scored that many against Toronto in 2005, but didn’t remember any game as a young player or high schooler where he had more.
He said he couldn’t even manipulate a video game well enough to score 100 points, noting that “you’ve got to mess with the rules and the users and all that stuff to get to that.”
Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks also were amazed by Taylor’s accomplishment when they heard about it after their victory in New Orleans.
“I never heard of nothing like that. That’s like a video game,” Anthony said, an incredulous look on his face. “How can you shoot 100 times, though?”
He joked that from now on when someone asks if he’s taking too many shots, he’ll mention “that someone shot it 108 times.”
Raymond Felton also was astounded by the 108 shots.
“His elbow has got to be sore,” Felton said.