Monday, March 4th, 2013 at 12:05 am  |  44 responses

Kobe Bryant Dunks All Over Josh Smith (VIDEO)

Throwing it down like it’s 1997.

Seventeen years in the League, and Kobe Bryant can still fly and crush on people’s domes. Josh Smith was victimized by the Black Mamba tonight, as the Los Angeles won a nail-biter against the visiting Atlanta Hawks 99-98, finally reaching .500.

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  • ty_winn

    gawwwd dammm

  • http://twitter.com/conorklnohara Ó hEaghra

    Oh no.

  • roscoe

    off topic here, but i’d like to take a moment…

    the bobcats have 13 wins & 46 losses, 2 wins and 8 loses over the past ten games.

    MJ is a horrible owner.

    deflect that?

  • zogs19994


  • TSmoove


  • batman

    Magic will offer 2M to enter dunk contest.. again.

  • batman

    Magic will offer 2M to kobe enter dunk contest.. again.

  • jaycee

    OH MY GOODNESS. I’m a Kobe fan again.

  • name

    off topic, but i’d like to take a moment.

    you’re a dick.

  • rye

    throw it down kobe..throw it down!

  • MightyMouse

    Kobe cant palm the ball? lol

  • The Philosopher

    Kobe Bean Bryant.

  • mike

    neither could kemp or barkley. he can palm it- just not the way dr j and mj could- swinging with it with one hand.

  • RKJ92

    Wow he’s 6’6 and can’t palm a basketball? LOL wtf.. I could effortlessly palm the ball and i’m like an inch or 2 shorter :S — On a side note if its true he can’t palm it like the announcer said it amazes me how he pulls off dunks like this without being able to do so.. I couldn’t imagine going up for a dunk and not having the comfort, or reliability, of the ball in my hand.. impressive.

  • BigA

    He might not be be the shooter he is if he could palm the ball.

  • rickyboy24

    for all you kobe haters and lebron tip suckin ppl…. take that blahhhhhhh

    pay your respects

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    this was 2 cold.

  • Max

    Old man hops.

  • TheBigL

    Did you see Josh’s lips? At 0:05 he seems to be saying “amnesty”.

  • playa

    benjamin button yeaaah siiiiiirrrrr!!

  • Kobe can palm the ball. That he doesnt do it during dunks is a whole other thing. He likes to cradle it during dunks. Ive seen him palming the ball during out of bounce situations, postups on smaller defenders, grabbing the ball off the floor and giving it to the refs etc.

  • The Fury

    Uh-oh, this is not good for the opposition. Don’t want my team (Spurs) to face this kind of Mamba in the 1st round.

  • http://twitter.com/_DFrance DFrance

    I can palm a basketball, but I when I used to dunk on the regular, I never palmed the ball. I would say your momentum and gravity keeps the rock in your hand.

  • http://twitter.com/_DFrance DFrance

    Why do you insecure Kobe fans always gotta bring LeBron name into everything. Kobe dunked, so now he’s better than LeBron? I’m not a LeBron fan I’m just saying, enjoy the highlight and chill.

  • RKJ92

    Word.. I know what your talking about, I personally just don’t like it if I go up for a dunk and im not palming it like a nerf ball haha, whenever I went to dunk in the past with momentum and gravity keeping the ball in my hand most the time i’d just end up back ironing it, or like a throw in dunk because I find that style more difficult. Like I said though still just impressive to see this especially on Josh Smith of all people.

  • RKJ92

    its different in momentum, to casually picking it up, or palming it without movement though, that I should have specified.

  • james

    MJ sucks @ running a team. He’s 0-2.

  • luke

    Is MJ your daddy, Taj? Why so sensitive?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509819249 Gaurav P.

    That’s the 3rd dunk I’ve seen from him this year that made me jump out my seat. He was hogging the ball a little too much in the 4th last night but this play and the game winner made up for it.

    This is still not as impressive to me as his dunk over Okafor last year. Crazy that he’s still posterizing dudes at his age.

  • Yesse

    I haven’t seen Kobe with a dunk like this for a few seasons.

  • RayJr

    After all these years…he’s still got it!

  • roscoe

    Why… oh… why…. is the light so bright????!!!

    I’m melting… ahhhhhhahahahahah.

  • roscoe

    maybe he should try owning a baseball team like magic. no?

  • LakeShow


  • http://twitter.com/BEdotwater Orlando Coolridge

    I can palm the rock off of a dribble. been doing it since about 7th grade and I’m only 5’8.

  • LakeShow

    For real. When you get me thinking chill boi. You gotta chill lol.

  • LakeShow

    I can’t palm the ball and i’m 6’4″+…

  • RKJ92

    I been aswell since 6th grade but I was already 6’0-6’1 by then mind you, this doesn’t mean everybody else can though.

  • The Philosopher

    Telfair is 5’10″ and can palm.

  • james

    because insecure lebron fans do the same thing, its a vicious cycle

  • james

    kobe actually cant palm the ball smh nobody would rather “cradle” a ball during a dunk if they can palm. phil jackson actually talked about how mj had such big hands and could palm he ball whereas kobe cannot palm the ball due to his smaller hands,

  • z

    Good point. And, much like our dumb partisan politicians, both sides lambast the other, while destroying their own credibility by pretending that they themselves aren’t just as guilty of the same ideological insecurities

  • z

    You are correct again. If i remember right phil also said that the hand size was really the main (only?) reason $ was better than kobe

  • http://twitter.com/_DFrance DFrance

    True dat