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Kobe’s crossover puts O.J. Mayo on skates (VIDEO)

Feb 24, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT

Signs a player on the court just did something exceptionally sick:

1- Audible sounds of shock and awe from the crowd, before the shot even goes down, and especially when a player is playing on the road. [Check.]

2- Teammates on the bench all stand up in preparation for cheering wildly once the shot falls. [Check.]

3- Defender slides so far out of the picture that one of the game’s all-time great scorers finds himself as wide open as possible for a 20-foot jumper in a half-court set, which he calmly knocks down. [Check.]

Just a summary of what went down as Kobe Bryant stopped on a dime, watched O.J. Mayo fly right on by, and dribbled through his legs before pulling up for the easy jumper in the first half against the Mavericks on Sunday.

[via LakersNation]

  1. Mr. Wright 212 - Feb 24, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    Kobe is not human.

    BTW, I knew instantly that Kurt didn’t write these last two passages about the Lakers, as subversive, undermining shots aren’t being taken at the team within the text of the passage.

    • spthegr8 - Feb 25, 2013 at 1:22 AM

      O.J.’s Shoes Left TIRE tracks on the floor!!! SCEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRR!!!!!

    • saint1997 - Feb 25, 2013 at 1:26 AM

      I feel the same reading a Knicks article.

  2. cosanostra71 - Feb 24, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    He had a great game- some ridiculous shots in the fourth quarter… Robert Sacre’s reactions were the best too.

  3. kb2408 - Feb 24, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    Amnesty? What amnesty?!

  4. nbascreed - Feb 24, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    You hear everyone talk about his footwork, but for the uninitiated (fans, announcers, writers, posters) it doesn’t really mean anything b/c they don’t know what they’re looking for. Let me help, the guy comes off of a delayed wheel route-handoff (nice play btw) stops on a dime, get his feet set (left-right for a right handed jump shooter), balances up and goes straight up and down into a jump shot. Pure tradecraft.

  5. losanginsight - Feb 24, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    Ice skates

  6. progress2011 - Feb 25, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    OJ Mayo reminds me of Joe Johnson. These guys have all the POTENTIAL in the world !

    And when they are playing against guys, where their talent is CLEARLY superior…they show you how much POTENTIAL they have.

    However….when they play against guys where the talent is equal or their opponent is more talented (as in this case)……they TOTALLY DISAPPEAR AND DON”T EVEN TRY !

    Mayo was “SELF-CHECKED” the entire game! He couldn’t dribble, he forgot how to throw a simple bounce pass, he couldn’t make a lay-up and he didn’t even play tough defense !

    I mean, I respect guys like John Stockton because he was NEVER the most athletic or talented player on the floor…..BUT you were not going to out hustle him and he wasn’t gonna back down from a challenge.

    Conversely…the heart Stockton had as a player is absent in OJ Mayo and Joe Johnson… PONKS in the face of a challenge.

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