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Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 at 1:22 pm  |  66 responses

Video: Kobe Bryant’s Behind-the-Back Runner

Kobe with the nifty move in transition.

Kobe bested Chandler Parsons on this sweet move, but did give props to the young fella after the game.

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  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    So so slick…

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/tray24 T-Ray

    Pretty crafty.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    ehh

  • scott

    Taking 3-steps is a ‘crab dribble’, correct?

  • Mick

    He did hit a shot last night then

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    NBK, your such a hater sometimes it’s hilarious. You make me look like I love Bron with your Bean hate.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    I don’t find that impressive because I can do that. Anyone with a strong off hand can do that. Not because I’m a hater.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Lakeshow, your such a Kobe defender, all the time, it’s like he pays you to defend him like an internet body guard.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    Y’all some funny a** cats.

  • ManofMystery

    Doing that instinctively in an NBA game in traffic is impressive, and I highly doubt you could pull that off in an NBA game with people in the paint. It wasn’t like he did it for no reason, it helped him get off the shot. “jealousy is just love and hate at the same time”

  • freezy

    From the sounds of all nbk’s posts he’s some fat guy behind a screen who has never played a minute of actuall ball in his life.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    lol I didn’t say I could do it in an NBA game. I said I can do that. How is not being impressed by something like that “hating?”
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    Show a replay of the fadeaway three he made with 50 seconds left or whatever time it was. That shot was impressive.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    nice, kobe has always had skill but his b-ball I.Q. is a little overrated.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    nbk, show me a clip of someone doing that shot in a NBA game…. It’s happened like 10 times ever I would guess. You just said “ehhh” like that happens every game. That sh*t hasn’t happened anytime in recent memory. It was anice freaking move. GTFO you pompous ass.
    -freezy, sadly nbk isn’t a fat bum behind a desk all day. He actually does play ball from what I have gathered which is all the more surprising/disturbing as to why he would find this amazing move followed by a lefty hook swish while running through the paint with defenders all around him not impressive.. It’s sad really.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    I said ehh because I didn’t find it to be impressive. Not for the other reasons you are conjuring in your head.
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    I can do that move with both hands. So I don’t find it impressive.
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    Is it impressive to you because he made an eight foot shot with his off hand? something he has proven he can do? (remember the left handed three he hit in 07?) or because he evaded a defender by putting the ball behind his back? (pretty common) He combined the two, as a reaction, which is great, but I wasn’t surprised, or impressed by it.

  • CB

    welll that was a travel so who cares (watch the last slow replay and look at his feet).

  • Just Sayin

    @nbk I bet money u can’t pull that move in a 5 on 5 game

  • freezy

    It’s safe to say he’s just a hater then. While I don’t like Lebron, I can still recognize and admit when he makes a dope play.

  • http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Video-Don-t-tell-Kobe-Bryant-what-he-can-t-do?urn=nba,233572 nbk

    ok drive to phoenix, i’ll meet you at the gym. bring your wallet. lol
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    did i not just say show a replay of the 3 he hit with 50 seconds left, in the same game? THat shot is more impressive.
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    Click my name. Kobe has been doing stuff with his left hand for a long time.

  • Just Sayin

    Phoenix is quite a long distance away. How about we just say the shot was impressive and leave it at that?

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    nbk, IMO this move is more impressive than that 3. The 3 is something he has done literally hundreds of times. This is the 2nd or 3rd time I have seen this move pulled off in a game. Your right that the behind the back part isn’t impressive. Your right that the lefty hook isn’t all that impressive. What’s impressive is the ability to think that quickly to put that move together on the fly in the middle of an NBA game. IMO.
    Sol good if you don’t like it though. To each his own.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    nbk, take video and post it? lol…

  • http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Video-Don-t-tell-Kobe-Bryant-what-he-can-t-do?urn=nba,233572 nbk

    nah, i ain’t gonna lie just to make you happy. It’s perfectly ok for you to find some impressive that i don’t. I’m sure there are other aspects of life that don’t impress you that do impress me. It’s fine.

  • http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Video-Don-t-tell-Kobe-Bryant-what-he-can-t-do?urn=nba,233572 nbk

    haha how crazy would that be if i walked into my next league game, or next open gym i go to with a camera and tell everyone “ignore it, i’m just going to do what Kobe did…..when the opportunity arises, if it arises.” – i mean i don’t feel like i should have to prove myself, if i say i can do something why would i be lying? it’s a comment section, there is nothing to gain by lying to sound more skilled or whatever. I’ve been hooping my whole life, and i’m ambidextrous, so, that shot doesn’t really impress me. The way I see that move, is a behind the back reaction with a floater. that’s what it looks like too me.

  • Just Sayin

    @I agree with this statement but I thought the move was impressive. To each his own I suppose.

  • logues

    nbk: so ur saying u can do that move but u cant hit a fadeaway 3?

  • http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Video-Don-t-tell-Kobe-Bryant-what-he-can-t-do?urn=nba,233572 nbk

    Not from 25 feet out over someone 6’8″ – not without a lot of luck.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com albie1kenobi

    i’m with nbk’s view on this shot compare to the 3 he hit with 2 rockets on him. the way i see it is, it’s a good basketball move with a high percentage shot, while the 3 was a very difficult low percentage shot (not necessary a bad shot). the rarity of occurence doesn’t factor into the “impressiveness” scale, to me at least.

  • logues

    ok, then well im guessing u wouldnt be able to pull off this move over a 6’10 guy then either… in the middle of a game in perfect stride without thinking about doing it beforehand

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Yes, I can make that reaction play, not as “easily” as Kobe or whatever you want to call it, but I can make that play. It’s a lot harder to fadeaway and shoot a ball 25 feet over someone bigger and longer then you then it is to shoot a floater over a tall defender. one is meant to get the ball up high, the other takes strength away the higher you put the ball. Physically, I could not shoot that fadeaway with any tangible of success.

  • http://www.borntocompete.com Money$hot

    A left hand baby hook after a behind the back move is impressive when u are right handed.

  • logues

    well… ur one odd ballplayer then haha cuz i would think if ur athletic enough to pull that move off smoothly in a real game then u would be athletic enough to pull off a fadeaway 3… i mean ya i could prolly do both of them… just not in the middle of a real game without calling it being pretty lucky

  • http://www.t-mac.com/tmac/index unf*ckwitable

    @NBK you cant hit that lefty hook from 2 feet with someone 6’9 standing in front of you either.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    sure i can’t. plus, Patrick Patterson wasn’t standing “infront of him” he was half a step behind him. It’s not an unbelievable play. The lefty hook is easy for me. So is the behind the back move. I doubt I would be able to do it on the first try like Kobe just did, but I can pull that move off without much difficulty at all.
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    logues, idk if you play basketball or have ever played on a court with an NBA 3pt line, but shooting a fadeaway from 25 feet off is not easy without a defender on you. Let alone 2 that are also bigger then you.

  • logues

    nbk, i play lots of ball actually.. ill admit i havent seen the kobe fadeaway ur referring to, but coming off my left shoulder say around a screen or whatever with some momentum i would have no problem shooting a 25 foot fadeway.. not saying its going to go in alot but i’d have a pretty good chance of making it

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    You should try and find it. He is moving away from the basket, has 2 guys on him, he just runs into the sideline so he jacks up a fadeaway, makes it look relatively easy. I physically could not do that with any semblance of consistency from that distance. So I find that too be more impressive.

  • Sxxmi

    @ nbk I am with you, that is not a particularly difficult play to execute. To be honest I would expect any professional basketball player to be fairly accurate with their weak hand from anywhere inside 18 feet! Fadeaway threes over people are much much harder than putting a ball around your back and flipping it up.

  • Whitty881

    All the hate towards NBK started over him sayin ehh to a mediocre move. He put the ball behind his back due to reaction to the help defender sliding down, and immediately went up with the ball and finished with his left hand. Im saying this because again. I can do this. Maybe not 5 on 5 with a halfcourt set. But i can do this. So if i can do it and Kobe is doin it. Im more impressed with myself then him lol. Dont really know where im goin with this. But cummon fellas. Fellow hoopers out there aint jumping out of there seats for this. Just Kobe-humpers and bums. Fact.

  • roybot

    Its a great move, but why is there a whole squadron of posters trying to get nbk to share the same views the they have about this move?? To each his own. Kobe is one of the best at using his left, so this is just a slightly above average shot when compared with everything Kobe has made in his career. I swear all NBA’ers work on their off-hand or something once they get into the league because it seems so many can go off-hand almost naturally.

  • Whitty881

    And the cross at the first is the nastiest part anyways.

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    I love when nbk and LakeShow go in…

  • freezy

    Kobe has hit a LOT of deep fadeaway 3′s over the course of his career. Anyone who thinks it was purely a lucky shot is on crack. Knowing Kobe, the man practices the damn shot.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Nobody said it was purely luck.

  • DukeFromDeep

    Lakeshow is a dick….

  • Mike from Spain

    I am not particularly impressed by the move here. I can’t do it in a million years, and it is a nice play, but there are other plays with more wow factor

  • http://www.t-mac.com/tmac/index unf*ckwitable

    @NBk im not saying yo cant hit a lefty hook, im saying you cant hit it with Pat Pat standing wherever he is standing(he is not very far behind), and you wouldnt of got into the lane either(i seriously doubt it anyway). Saying thats not impressive cause you can do it if its made easier is silly, its like me saying im not impressed with Gerald Greens alley windmill cause i can do it on a 7 foot rim. Unless you actually think you could go out againt the Rockets and shake one of them go behind your back and finish with your offhand with Patterson challenging your shot, in which case you’re trippin.

  • Mega

    So nbk u could hit a behind the back/on the fly/off hand runner over NO defender at all, but u couldnt hit a fadeaway 3 over a 6’8 defender? Ya sounds about rite. Lots of us have been hoopin all our lives, played in hundreds of games, alongside or against incredible talent, and witnessed even more with the magic of TV. And that move sir, was music for my eyes.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Just because those guys play in the NBA doesn’t mean they arent people. Yes, I could hit that shot with Patrick Patterson a half step behind me. No I couldn’t hit a fadeaway 25 footer over a 6’8″ guy, not without depending 95% on luck. None of you actually know me, or what I can do on a basketball court. “You are trippin” if you think making assumptions about my ability as a basketball player a person you literally know nothing about makes more sense then me saying I’m not impressed with 2 not so spectacular moves pieced together. Lol you people are a quack. Have a nice day

  • logues

    glad u clarified that.. cuz i was thinkin nba players were another species. patrick patterson would swat ur a$$ and the ball would prolly hit u in the face

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Lol good one. That cuts deep

  • http://www.t-mac.com/tmac/index unf*ckwitable

    @nbk, paetrick Patterson would not be half a step behind you bro. I dont know your skill level but i know your a fair few levels below these cats.

  • Roberto

    @scott & @cb….yup that was a travel.

  • @Deknowz

    He has moves for days man!

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Are you retarded? Did I say I would cross up the rockets and do that move in an NBA game? We are talking about being impressed. If your saying I should be impressed because one of the best basketball players to ever walk the earth can still get by people at the age of 33 then this is pointless. That would be a pretty retarded thing to be impressed by. Get over whatever you are trying to prove. It’s not working.

  • http://www.t-mac.com/tmac/index unf*ckwitable

    No im not retarded. You said “eh” so you could go ahead and tell us how unimpressive that move was, and how you could do it with Patrick Patterson on you half a step behind. You obviously wanted someone to question you, you’re just p*ssed everyone didnt fall into line behind you and start wondering y u aren’t in the NBA, f*cken tool.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    No I dont give a damn if you don’t agree. As I said earlier “nbk Posted: Mar.21 at 4:18 pm
    nah, i ain’t gonna lie just to make you happy. It’s perfectly ok for you to find some impressive that i don’t. I’m sure there are other aspects of life that don’t impress you that do impress me. It’s fine.”
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    I’m also not going to ignore you making ignorant assumptions. I said ehh because I wasn’t impressed and didn’t need to express it more then that. All I did after that was reply. You are obviously whose upset, I already told you it’s perfectly fine that people don’t agree. What more is there too it? If you don’t care about how I feel about this, and aren’t frustrated or whatever, then why do you keep baiting me into responding to you? Take a look in the mirror man, I’m not saying anything to you other then defending my comments. You know, in this comment section.

  • SpenserD

    Yall are crazy! The move wasn’t too difficult and sure you most people can do it, but they don’t. Kobe’s a smart player, if you get comfortable guarding him he’ll do something like this and put you on your toes again. You have the Lebron’s and the Durant’s scoring with ease because they’re young and fast and strong (Durant’s not strong haha) but when your 34 and your scoring left and right on the people coming straight out of college or where ever and the best shape of their lives; that’s pretty note worthy. It’s nice to get a change up from dunks dunks dunks too. I mean dunks are cool, but I can dunk and I can do this behind the back move. It feels beastly to throw down, but to use a sweet move and play around with your defender like they’re not even there is always fun to see.

  • Rainman

    Did y’all honestly just have an argument about another slamily members basketball skills? really?

  • IamYOU

    Bring it to the court man no arguments cause that’s just weak play some ball! now to the main topic I’d say that jamal crawford has the best behind the back runner of all time! OF ALL TIME!

  • Just Sayin

    @Whitty881: I hoop and thought the move was impressive what category does that put me in?

  • Kabraham15

    I would rather play solid ball for 48 minutes and win, than have one highlight and singlehandedly give up the game.

  • CorySP8

    IamYOU is right, Jamal Crawford does it best!!!

  • Drig

    Sigh! What’s the matter with you guys??? Who cares if nbk isn’t too impressed by the move ( Even I wasn’t that impressed ………. mainly because it’s Kobe ) We’ve got different views about all stuff. Now, if nbk was saying he didn’t find the reverse alley-oop layup Kobe made vs Dal yesterday, then you’d have a point :P . Just kidding./

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    that reverse alley-oop was straight up nuts.

  • Whitty881

    @Just Sayin: Theres a certain degree with Kobe that i consider impressive. This is not at that level. And according to my comment it would put you in the “bum” category.

  • DzynOne

    No matter what Kobe does someone always got something twisted to say, but I never hear any valid reasons why he “sucks”.

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