Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 at 11:21 pm  |  59 responses

Video: Kobe Hits Game-Winner

The Lakers star comes through in the clutch at the Drew League.

Last night, Twitter exploded when news hit that none other than Kobe Bryant was hooping at L.A.’s Drew League. Kobe ended up with 45 points, including a pair over James Harden that won the game for his squad. The Lakers star may be representing the Drew League again this weekend, as rumors are swirling that he’ll be participating in Saturday’s Drew-Goodman game in DC. Stay tuned.

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  • Matt Park

    And…The Black Mamba strikes.

  • G

    Stern just crapped himself…

  • G

    Stern just sh*t himself…

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    GOAT? I guess that strong crack has made its way back to the US.

  • fruizm

    I hate kobe but sometimes i say to myself…”how can you hate kobe??”…..also…..i really dig the fact that the crowd can just rush someone like kobe after the game…SICK!!! summer leagues + lockout= not THAT bad.

  • http://www.slamonline.com House

    @fruizm: Agreed 100% I am loving the summer league action so far

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    anybody else think that dude’s sesame street hat was awesome? Harden was not impressed haha.

  • Jay Cutler

    Aaaand.. the Kobe slurpers wake up from their slumber once more.

    GOAT because he hit a game winner in a summer league game?

  • Mike Jones

    There is only one man i want in the clutch, Melo, cant wait till he makes an appearance in a summer league game and drops 80.

  • Pops

    Awesome to see some of the stars getting amongst the action. Kobe, LeBron, Durant etc. With the lockout happening would love to see some sponsors throw big coin to get these stars touring playing high quality exhibition games for the year

  • neutronneutrality

    The slurpeers come out so does the haters who can’t get off his man sacks come out.

  • AJ

    Kobe GOAT? He’s my favorite player and the baddest in the game today, but there’s only one GOAT,and that would be Mike. It doesn’t matter who you are, who your favorite team is, who your favorite player is, you gotta at least respect the Mamba’s game. I’m looking @ you, Jay Cutler and Mike Jones. Jay, you’re one to talk. Unlike the dude you named yourself after, Kobe actually plays through an entire game with an injury. Mike, I like Melo. In fact, he’s one of my favorites. But, there’s a reason KB is called Mamba. I know it’s only summer league, but maybe this is a warning to the rest of the NBA: “Y’all thought I was done? Think again.”

  • http://www.laumol.nl/weblog Laumol

    Damn good defensive Mr. Harden. Could we please have a season this year?

  • http://twitter.com/#!/MichaelJR_NZ Michael NZ

    He’s gonna play the Drew vs Goodman game, yeah?

  • http://bedotwater.bandcamp.com BE.water


  • Jer dawg

    The drew vs. Goodman did have a few to be annnounced players. What a coup if Drew league DID have Bryant as the surprise player. That pay per view will be SO worth the $9.95 or $4.95?

  • Kid Dynamite


  • pietroareso


  • Retsu

    come on, Laumol, don’t knock Harden for that. It’s one of THOSE shots. The ones we’ve seen since the ’80s, from #23 and then #24. Nothing you can do about that. We just haven’t seen much of these last season (and especially playoffs) because Kobe’s body was all banged up everywhere. Hopefully this means he’s closer to full health these days.

  • http://www.slamonline.com UNFROZEN CAVEMAN LAWYER

    KUSH BAGS!!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    was pretty nice, but GOAT???
    Didn’t we allready clear this?

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    Momma there goes that man who hit the game winner!

  • http://Slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    Yeah, I don’t know about GOAT, but Bean is that dude, fa’real.

  • DieselMechanic

    Can we see the rest of the 45 please?

  • YoungB

    I hate the guy but you also can’t hate the guy lol. There is just so much of his game that is mean and you gotta love that.

  • marc

    kobe isnt the goat but he sure is tough. i wish he would have came to ny

  • marc

    but am i the only one that think it is a lil disgusting to run up and hug a person that is sweating?

  • lexluther757

    no swag.. ni**a hit the game winner in a streetball game and celebrated by holdin two arms straight in the air and smiling like he ain’t expect to do it. Bean, up your streetball swag; see Durant, Kevin

  • LP

    you cant make this stuff up…Kobeeeee building his legend..

  • http://slamonline.com Neitel

    @Pops …Lebron James has NOT participated in any summer league, as far as im tracking, he is in Asia doing his ambassador thing in beijing.

  • Yeayeah

    Kobe said it himself.. Mike is the GOAT!

  • mo

    @ neitel – Then you need to do a little research on Bron’s summer league action. Have you been under a rock or something?

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    This is pretty awesome. Not so much the shot, but that atmosphere. The fact that regular folks, who could never afford courtside seats, get to watch the second best shooting guard of all-time hit a game winning shot over another pro. That is like a dream situation.
    This has been the silver lining of the lockout, and it can’t be hurting players’ reps with the average black fan. Unfortunately, the average black fan does not pay the bills for the NBA, except for with tv watching. And we don’t do that because Nielsen has very few boxes in black homes.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    I might have to get that pay per view. If it’s on tv, I ain’t streaming on the internet.

  • LP

    @ neitel – wow, you can tell who doesn’t have SLAMonline.com bookmarked…Lebron has been in like 2 summer league games…..its also 2011. what else have you misssed??

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    According to ESPN, the owners are proposing a $45 million hard cap, rolling back contract guarantees, and reducing the revenue split to 50/50.
    That’s why the lockout is what it is.

  • John

    Bean hits a gamewinner and some hater above (lexluther) is worried about swag. Wow, GTFOH.

  • the truth

    @ Neitel…for real dude? Why try to correct someone if u have on clue on the subject matter? Which obviously u don’t…anyone that follows summer hoops knows that lebron has played this summer

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    Nice moment, and for such a detached (at times) guy, he really seemed to be enjoying the people celebrating around him. Nice to see.
    Lol at the guy using his Ipad to film while being jostled around. Hope he didn’t hit anyone’s head.

  • Drob

    I think Kobe designs these moments by ball hogging for the entire game and keeping the game close and then oh we’re down by one or tied a few seconds left on the clock…WHO CAN SAVE US?…then he steps up to the plate(stage) and makes the play….


    These players need to smarten up and just start a league of their own. It would be EPIC!

  • http://bedotwater.bandcamp.com BE.water

    Fear the Beard!

  • T-Money

    allenp: 45 mil hard cap? that’s kobe and pau right there, forget the rest of the lakers. the big 3 in miami, that’s it. i really can’t see how’s that going to work.


    he can hit that in his sleep.

  • Ridin’KobesNutz

    Jordan never did that.


  • L

    In the same situation, LeBum would have defered the ball to some D2 college player and would have blamed him for missing the shot.Kobe is still kobe.L

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  • Everynowhere

    lol at 1:26. kid gets shoe. another kid takes it from him. fight.

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  • http://www.twitter.com/gerardhimself Gerard Himself

    Now I know “D” is an afterthought at these games, but watching this clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUeOkokfIxg&feature=youtu.be (all of the 45 points Kobe scored) I must say: Harden got owned. Most of Kobe’s highlights are against him. 3′s, pump fakes, fade aways, dunks, post-ups….

  • Gaz

    shush The Seed…

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  • Feez22

    @Gerald Himself… If harden got owned… kobe got owned as well. Kobe was guarding harden and harden scored 43 so… … … There really wasn’t any serious defense involved. Guys its a summer league game why is this making people call kobe the GOAT? wtf… durant hit like 4 straight threes to end a 4th quarter at the rucker and i dont hear anyone calling him the goat. Kobe aint even the best player in the league today nevertheless goat.

  • Carlos

    Feez thank you i was thinking that exact same about Durant! He hit alll of hus tought threes and only every called him a ball hog not a GOAT

  • http://www.slam.com.au jOSH jAMISON

    Go Kobe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 3John3

    Thats sick, wish I was there! Cant do that in the NBA!

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