Kobe Bryant has 43 in summer game

Updated: August 17, 2011, 1:52 PM ET
By Andrew Kamenetzky | ESPNLosAngeles.com

Kobe Bryant made his first appearance this summer Tuesday at South Los Angeles' famed Drew League, and he wasted no time grabbing the headlines.

The Los Angeles Lakers guard scored 43 points, including a game-winning buzzer-beater while matched up against Oklahoma City Thunder guard (and L.A. native) James Harden.

Drew League commissioner Dino Smiley disputed various Internet and Twitter accounts that said Bryant scored 45.

As one would deduce from the numbers, Bryant ...

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