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Kobe Bryant dunks on Emeka Okafor video

Posted on: April 26, 2011 11:49 pm
Edited on: April 27, 2011 12:24 am
 
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant throws down the dunk of the 2011 NBA Playoffs. Posted by Ben Golliver.

We have a clear winner for the best dunk of the 2011 NBA Playoffs. During the second quarter of Game 5 between the Los Angeles Lakers and New Orleans Hornets, Lakers All-Star guard Kobe Bryant elevated like it was 1999. 

With the Lakers trailing 44-40, Bryant collected a kick out pass from Lakers forward Pau Gasol at the top of the key. Hornets forward Trevor Ariza was caught out of position and Bryant attacked the paint at full speed. With none of New Orleans' bigs stepping up to stop his penetration, Bryant simply decided to go airborne. Hornets center Emeka Okafor, a shot-blocking specialist, attempted to contest Bryant's dunk attempt, but it was too little, too late. Bryant threw down a vicious one-handed slam over Okafor. 

Here's video of Bryant putting Okafor on the poster.



Entering the game, there was talk about whether Bryant would be able to be effective on his sprained left ankle. I guess we have our answer.

Update: In the third quarter, Bryant did it again, blowing by Ariza off the dribble to throw down a left-handed slam dunk over Hornets forward Carl Landry.

Here's video.

Comments

Since: May 1, 2011
Posted on: May 1, 2011 7:36 pm
 

Kobe Bryant dunks on Emeka Okafor video

Are you kidding! Easily the dunk of the year. That was a Dr J moment. Homies from playgrounds all across the nation stood in a moment of silence.  The Lakers are known for getting into 1st round dog fights, which I personally think, are good for you. For one thing, I don't consider "D- Rose" a better player than CP3. And certainly not a better point. I really doubt there is a better pure point.  And I think #24 was just crossing over into that playoff mamba mode, and putting the rest of the league on notice. I'm still #24, and there is no other in the milky way!!



Since: May 14, 2010
Posted on: April 28, 2011 6:48 pm
 

Kobe Bryant dunks on Emeka Okafor video

From a pure basketball view when you have over 26 thousand points and get up that high.  People will take notice!!!  The Lake Show will put down the lights in the big EZ tonite.  Lakers by 9



Since: Apr 15, 2011
Posted on: April 27, 2011 4:05 pm
 

Kobe Bryant dunks on Emeka Okafor video

Slow down little brother. Lets remember that they are having all they can handle with the Hornets. What happens when they play a really good team? Kobe should be worriede about keeping his ankles healthy to run with guys like K Durant. And if its an automatic lock then D Rose will shake his shoestrings loose when that game goes down; I mean since the Lakers are so good they have to adjust their entire roatation around a guy like CP3 and Cp isn't as good as Rose. All the same an awesome performance and I am the Hornets fan. 



Since: Jul 15, 2008
Posted on: April 27, 2011 1:39 pm
 

Kobe Bryant dunks on Emeka Okafor video

KB24, who could ask for anything more??!!   Just keep the feet/ankles healthy KB so the trophy will be in LA again!!! 



Since: Apr 14, 2011
Posted on: April 27, 2011 12:50 pm
 

Kobe Bryant dunks on Emeka Okafor video

Okafor and Landry are added to a LOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGG line of posterized facials, courtesy of Kobe Bryant!



Since: Sep 15, 2007
Posted on: April 27, 2011 9:47 am
 

Kobe Bryant dunks on Emeka Okafor video

Ive seen better.



Since: Apr 2, 2010
Posted on: April 27, 2011 9:27 am
 

Kobe Bryant dunks on Emeka Okafor video

i have to blame ariza for both of them.



Since: Oct 1, 2010
Posted on: April 27, 2011 9:18 am
 

Kobe Bryant dunks on Emeka Okafor video

looks like he on a mission and he still got it watch out now



Since: Apr 27, 2011
Posted on: April 27, 2011 2:24 am
 

Kobe Bryant dunks on Emeka Okafor video

This man is ILL!!!



Since: Mar 13, 2011
Posted on: April 27, 2011 12:12 am
 

Kobe Bryant dunks on Emeka Okafor video

frame it


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