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Kobe’s Still That Dude, Lakers Hang Tough To Beat Nets

By / 02.06.13

L.A.’s other team (*snickers*) had no reason to win against the Nets. Minus Dwight Howard and Metta World Peace (and Pau Gasol late) and playing in front of a rowdy Brooklyn crowd for the first time, the Lakers found a way to pull off their most impressive road W of the season, continuing a trend of solid play that is slowly but surely inching them towards a .500 record. More importantly, the Kobe Bryant produced a pair of oh-my-goodness plays.

The first such move is a tasty, buttery crossover that left everyone except Gerald Wallace and members of Wallace’s family wide-eyed. That was more A.I. than Black Mamba, and I love it. The second highlight is a powerful, ferocious slam over Kris Humphries and, once again, Wallace (has anybody checked on him today?). Kobe averages one or two of these dunks a season, just to remind the rest of us that, even if he is 34, the name on the back of the jersey still reads “Bryant.”


TAGSBROOKLYN NETSGerald WalkerKOBE BRYANTKris HumphriesLOS ANGELES LAKERSSPORTS

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