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Kobe misses a three, steals the rebound, then drives for two-handed dunk (VIDEO)

Mar 9, 2013, 3:08 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES — This was just the beginning for Kobe Bryant during Friday night’s thrilling comeback win in overtime against the Raptors.

With the Lakers trailing by double digits for most of the game to this point, Bryant took it upon himself to begin to get things turned around.

Late in the third quarter, after he hit two three-pointers on consecutive possessions, Bryant missed the third, but charged in to try to go after the rebound. Rudy Gay was the one who ended up with the ball, but Bryant stuck with the play and came up with the steal.

After briefly resetting behind the three-point line, he dribbled left, and Gay tried to reach from behind, but Bryant blew past him into the lane for an emphatic two-handed slam that brought the crowd to its feet.

Again, this was only the beginning. But from the standpoint of energizing Bryant’s teammates, it had to start somewhere.

  1. cosanostra71 - Mar 9, 2013 at 3:32 AM

    this was an awesome game and another amazing comeback. Strong games from Nash and Dwight to go along with Kobe

    • 00maltliquor - Mar 9, 2013 at 3:55 AM

      That was a LEGENDARY game by Kobe tonight! Unbelievable for those who watched it in real time or live. Kobe just refused to lose. Key blocks by Dwight, too.

  2. fanofevilempire - Mar 9, 2013 at 7:19 AM

    not bad for a old defensive liability,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    did you check out the left handed handle……….hmmm, right elbow stings, ah, I’ll just use ole lefty.
    Kobe please stop embarrassing those young mf’ers.
    if the Lakers keep it up they can make a push for the 6 spot.

  3. progress2011 - Mar 9, 2013 at 7:59 AM

    They look pretty impressive against other “SUB 500 TEAMS” !!!

    • fanofevilempire - Mar 9, 2013 at 12:51 PM

      your response was not very impressive, pretty pathetic.

    • aboogy123456 - Mar 9, 2013 at 6:05 PM

      Do you still think that kobe is a bad player and ballhog who hurts his team? You can be a Laker hater, but if you still can’t respect Kobe then you are a real loser.

  4. losanginsight - Mar 9, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    Bring on The Playoffs. Kobe’s ready.

    • lucifershuttlesworth - Mar 9, 2013 at 5:42 PM

      Ready for what? The Spurs or OKC? Not a chance. Denver and Memphis would crush the Lakers as well. Looks like LA would need seven games to take out the Raptors. Whatever, enjoy your delusions while you can.

      • cosanostra71 - Mar 9, 2013 at 9:56 PM

        First they said the Lakers wouldn’t make the playoffs. Then they said they wouldn’t win once they got there. What will they come up with next?

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