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Kobe Bryant hits game winner over Josh Smith (VIDEO)

Mar 4, 2013, 8:42 AM EDT

This shot was made out top.

The Lakers were down 1 with time running down in the game and Kobe Bryant was working the pick-and-roll with Dwight Howard. Off the switch on that Kobe got Al Horford on him and Kobe knew he had them. Horford can’t stop Kobe off the dribble — the Hawks big man is a good defender in space for a big, this switch can work most of the time, but not against Kobe when he’s playing like he’s in a time machine. Kobe backs up when he sees he switch and isolates on Horford.

Kobe blows by Horford, the help from Josh Smith is late and Kobe does a great job absorbing the contact and hitting the shot. Vintage Kobe. And with that, the Lakers are .500.

  1. fventricle - Mar 4, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Kobe is still a beast

    • fanofevilempire - Mar 4, 2013 at 12:12 PM

      I’m not surprised, I never doubt him.
      Make that run Mamba!

  2. teehov843 - Mar 4, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    “Momma there goes that MAN” after 17 years in the game and still Top 3 in the game!

    • money2long - Mar 4, 2013 at 7:06 PM

      people really need to wrap their minds around that.

      in a league where the young, quick, spry athletes are taking over, kobe is still killing.

      has there been another 30yr old in the top 5 in scoring within the last few seasons besides him?

  3. reesesteel23 - Mar 4, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Wow….wasnt expecting him to go to the basket. Got Me

  4. loungefly74 - Mar 4, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    the “Kobe System” in full effect…Sir Richard Branson, Kanye West, Jerry Rice, Aziz Ansari, Paul Rodriguez, Serena Williams, Tony Robbins and many others give standing ovation…

  5. acharlot5 - Mar 4, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    Yikes! First you get dunked on then to make matters worse Kobe hits the game winner on you…. I dont like Kobe but you gta give the man credit where its due this guy can play the game with the best of them

    • money2long - Mar 4, 2013 at 7:47 PM

      “this guy can play the game with the best of them”

      so that means your hate of him must just be of kobe the person, as it is with most kobe haters, cuz if it were solely for his skill level, people would not have their hate goggles on.

  6. losanginsight - Mar 4, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    The season is just beginning for KB24 and the LAkeshow.

  7. dirtydavis - Mar 4, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    Mad props for KB24!!! Not A LOT of players can do what he does.

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