Dirk Nowitzki’s game winner in LA up close and synced with the audio, Kobe showing him respect pic.twitter.com/0Cw2COR0gJ
— The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) January 27, 2016
Kobe Bryant wasn't able to lace up for the Los Angeles Lakers against the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night, but he still managed to make the highlight reels on multiple occasions. After Dirk Nowitzki nailed what turned out to be the game-winning jumper, he stumbled backward into Bryant and received a pat of approval. This encounter is the definition of the saying 'game recognizes game' as the two players are both legends and future Hall of Famers.