What makes Robinson’s 71 point performance special is that not only was he just the third player to score 70+ in an NBA game, but that the 1993-94 NBA scoring title was on the line.
Dateline: 4/23/94. Back when your mom was young and hot and you were home alone because she was at the bar on a weeknight again.
Heading into the season’s final game, Robinson had to outscore Shaquille O’Neal by a total of four points and the title would be his. Both the Spurs and Magic had locked down their playoff seeding’s so it was essentially a meaningless game for both teams involved, as far as the standings were concerned.