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This Week in Sports History & Trivia

Trivia: This 6x all star and 4 time all-NBA selection was the 1st European in NBA history to receive the Rookie of the Year award.

Hint #1: Over his 20 seasons in the NBA, he played for 5 different franchises, one of which he earned two NBA Finals rings.

Hint #2: He scored over 20,000 points in his career and was the 10th fastest player ever to reach the 5,000 point/500 block plateau.

Hint #3: He competed in 4 different Olympic Games as a member of the Spain national team, where he earned a bronze medal and 2 silver medals.

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This Week in Sports History

On January 22nd, 2006, Kobe Bryant scored 81 points in a 122-104 Los Angeles Lakers victory over the Toronto Raptors. To this day, 81 points is the second-highest game total by a player behind the great Wilt Chamberlain’s 100 point game in 1962.

answer: Pau Gasol

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