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The Hype: Looking at Kobe Bryant's Influence on Devin Booker's 70-Point Game

Thomas Duffy@@TJDhoopsFeatured ColumnistMarch 26, 2017

On Friday night, Phoenix Suns rising star Devin Booker scored 70 points in a 130-120 loss against the Boston Celtics. It was the highest scoring output since Kobe Bryant's 81-point game in 2006.

It's no surprise the 20-year-old Booker emulates the now-retired Black Mamba.

Last year, Bryant talked about how Booker tried to use his own moves against him, per Kevin Zimmerman of ArizonaSports.com. Kobe also signed a pair of shoes for the rookie shooting guard with the inscription "Be Legendary."

B/R Kicks @brkicks

"Be legendary" — @kobebryant to @DevinBook March 23, 2016 https://t.co/PUl1z3jH51

Looks like those words stuck.

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