Kobe Bryant Puts The Hammer Down On Josh Smith

By Riley Schmitt
Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Kobe Bryant may be getting up their in age, but he can turn back the clock on the basketball floor. The Los Angeles Lakers star showed that on Sunday night as he threw down a monster dunk all over Josh Smith and the Atlanta Hawks.


Seriously, this is something special to watch.  Kobe has had some amazing dunks this year and it just does not make a lot of sense.  Young Kobe made a living doing this, but this older version should not have this much left in the tank.  Watching this guy go out there night in and night out is a treat for all basketball fans.

Kobe is a guy who has quite the volatile reputation with fans.  Some people love him and some simply can’t stand him.  He is a guy that is going to go down as one of the greats, but he could have had so much more.  If you want to learn a lot about basketball, you need to get in a debate about Kobe.  That is the true test of knowing everything there is to know about basketball.

You are going to see this play a lot over the next day or so and for good reason.  When a guy like Kobe throws down a poster dunk, it is big news.  When he does it over a shot blocker like Smith, it makes it one of the season’s best.  Even if the Lakers flame out this year, Kobe is going to fight until the very final whistle.

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