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Kobe Bryant with the flying acrobatic reverse layup vs. Knicks (VIDEO)

Dec 25, 2012, 3:49 PM EDT

Late in the first quarter of the Lakers Christmas Day matchup against the Knicks, Metta World Peace terminated the dribble out top, and Carmelo Anthony was overplaying Kobe Bryant on the wing defensively in an attempt to deny him the basketball.

Bad idea.

Bryant faked Anthony one way, then cut backdoor, where World Peace found him.

With Tyson Chandler coming over to help, Bryant opted for the reverse layup, flying from one side of the rim underneath it to the other, where he converted the acrobatic layup for an extremely entertaining two points.

  1. jerdogthompson - Dec 25, 2012 at 3:58 PM

    As if the stampede of Laker articles ad nauseum were not enough. We now have to have in game articles? Jesus H, find some other teams to write articles on already.

    • manchestermiracle - Dec 25, 2012 at 5:46 PM

      You don’t HAVE to have anything. Is there someone twisting your arm up behind your back and forcing you to look at this site? They’ve got a gun to your head making you click on Laker articles? Grow up.

    • cosanostra71 - Dec 26, 2012 at 1:19 AM

      If it bothers you, don’t click on the article, and don’t comment. High page views/high number of comments = more articles.

      • Foul Dwimmerlaik - Dec 26, 2012 at 5:32 AM

        More hits = more income for the website?

      • cosanostra71 - Dec 26, 2012 at 12:18 PM

        I’d assume that advertisers would want their ads on highly trafficked pages, so I’m gonna say yes.

    • dko83 - Dec 26, 2012 at 3:08 AM

      The two dudes posting before me hit the nail on the head. If you REALLY hate all the Lakers articles, the best thing you can do about that is not click on them. Also,,, and are some decent sports sites.

  2. mytthor - Dec 25, 2012 at 4:15 PM

    2 of the last 10 articles are about this game (hmm, one out of every five. How many games are there going today?), and one of those is about a Knicks player and has nothing to do with the Lakers. While it may make sense to YOU to ignore the biggest team in the league when they’re playing on Christmas day with one of the best teams in the league, but I think we’ve established why you don’t run a blog.

    Write about what people care about. It’s generally a good idea.

  3. moseskkim - Dec 25, 2012 at 4:22 PM

    Writing about the lakers is essential. Showing a video of an above average layup when there are many more excellent plays during each game is not essential.

    • manchestermiracle - Dec 26, 2012 at 9:22 PM

      It only looks average because Bryant makes the borderline impossible look easy.

  4. dannymac17 - Dec 25, 2012 at 4:29 PM

    dondada10 – Dec 24, 2012 at 8:03 PM
    Over/under on the number of articles PBT will have on 12/26 about this game: 4.5

    Thumbs up for the over, thumbs down for the under.

  5. bigjimatch - Dec 25, 2012 at 4:38 PM

    Knicks should have played that one better. Kobe’s backdoor moves are a matter of public record.

  6. jerdogthompson - Dec 25, 2012 at 5:07 PM

    The biggest team in the league, perhaps the biggest egos. Their currently 11th in the West and the countdown to the headline “Lakers mathematically eliminated from playoffs” has begun.

    Perhaps they were the biggest 7-8 years ago. Not anymore, not by a very long shot. Keep the faith though it will serve you well I’m certain.

    • manchestermiracle - Dec 25, 2012 at 5:48 PM

      It certainly does tweak your nose out of place. That’s worth it right there.

    • manchestermiracle - Dec 25, 2012 at 5:48 PM

      And they won their last title two years ago. And the year before that. But keep whining about them, it seems to serve you well.

    • loungefly74 - Dec 26, 2012 at 2:13 AM

      holy sh*t…youre an idiot. 7-8 years ago? what? 2010 was not 7 years ago. foolish child, go away.

    • Foul Dwimmerlaik - Dec 26, 2012 at 6:20 PM

      jerdogthompson: mathematically? Really? What you just did was isolate the stat without putting in the context or environmental flavor of the Western Conference. Check out the GB’s of other WC teams. The Lakers are still in the mix. The WC has become highly competitive, it is too early to make a trending statement

  7. losanginsight - Dec 25, 2012 at 5:45 PM

    shhhhhhh. Lakers are 2-0 with Nash. LA Lakers are big news in a big market. Don’t be mad because you live in Iowa or North Dakota and all you see is Lakers Lakers Lakers on their way to #17

    • dannymac17 - Dec 25, 2012 at 5:53 PM

      2-0 huh?

      so assume he didnt play the first 2 games of the season?

  8. losanginsight - Dec 25, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    well said @mancherstermiracle. Too many people going out of their way to hate on an organization that has 16 Rings and counting. Go LAkshow

    • manchestermiracle - Dec 25, 2012 at 6:41 PM

      I suppose they do it to irritate us, but I learned long ago to take pleasure in their angst. After all, what other city gets to hear the opponent’s fans chanting its name in their own arena? Yeah, they’re also saying “beat” when they say “L.A.,” but no other team gets to hear their name while on the road.

      • Foul Dwimmerlaik - Dec 26, 2012 at 5:42 AM

        My sentiment too. Add also that ridiculous trash talk term “faker.” Goodness, they need to improve their vocabulary… big time. LOL!

  9. themagicfanguy - Dec 25, 2012 at 6:02 PM

    Biggest team in the league? Lmao what a joke. You want to go by rings? Then it’s the Celtics. You want to go by market size and merchandise? It’s the Knicks. You can’t even go by record because their record sucks!
    Yes they won 2 years ago, but the Mavs won more recently than that! So again, your argument for Laker relevance is moot because you don’t have one. The ONLY reason they get so many clicks is because they have a “super team” and have been a massive disappointment. They suck this year, get over it.

  10. 32magicman - Dec 25, 2012 at 6:31 PM

    Must have got some big boy pants for xmas……

    • manchestermiracle - Dec 25, 2012 at 6:41 PM

      And I heard you got some pull-ups and a new binky.

    • manchestermiracle - Dec 25, 2012 at 6:45 PM

      Sorry, I know what you are trying to say, but that whole “big-boy pants” thing just pisses me off. No Lakers fan should ever mention that insult to Gasol.

  11. davidly - Dec 26, 2012 at 5:49 AM

    Pretty sweet shot.

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