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Bryant's big scoring days may be over

With almost two years since his last 50-point game, points are no longer a priority

Updated: January 25, 2011, 1:15 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- We all watched the highlights from Kobe Bryant's 81-point game over the weekend, and in many ways it seemed like watching ancient history.

Saturday marked the five-year anniversary of Bryant's toasting Toronto, and since then his jersey number has gone from No. 8 to No. 24, his teammates have changed from the likes of Smush Parker and Kwame Brown to Pau Gasol and Ron Artest and even head coach Phil Jackson has gotten rid of his goatee, opting for a clean-shaven look.

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